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ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

Town of Chelmsford 




Receipts and Expenditures 

TOGETHER WITH THE 

Report of an Audit of Accounts 

School Report and Report of 

the Trustees of the Adams Library 

Year Ending December 31 

1926 



ANNUAL REPORT 



OF THE 



Town of Chelmsford 




Receipts and Expenditures 



TOGETHER WITH THE 



Report of an Audit of Accounts 

School Report and Report of 

the Trustees of the Adams Library 

Year Ending December 31 

1926 



BY-LAWS 

Certified copy of By-Laws accepted and adopted at the Annual 
Town Meeting- held at the Chelmsford Centi-e Town Hall, on February 
8, 1926 and as approved by the Attorney General. 

POWERS OF SELECTMEN 

1 — No person shall break or dig up any sidewalk, street, or highway 
or place thereon any staging or other temporary structure or move 
any building into or along the same without a written permit from 
the Board of Selectmen. Any person having such permit shall, 
before the expiration of the same restore the sidewalk, street or 
highway to its original condition. Any permit issued under the 
provisions of this section shall be in force for such time as the 
Selectmen may specify and shall be subject to such other conditions 
as they may prescribe. The Board of Selectmen shall have the right 
to revoke any permit at any time during the progress of the work, 
or may require a bond either before the commencement of the work 
or during its progress to ensure its proper performance. Proper 
barriers shall be erected and lights ptaced from sunset to sunrise 
during the entire progress of any of the above work. 

POLICE REGULATIONS 

1 — No person shall play ball or throw snowballs, balls, stones, or other 
missies within or upon any streets or public ways of the Town, 
or play at any . games obstrucing free passage of the same. 

2 — No person shall pasture any cattle, horses or other animals, either 
with or without keeper upon any street or way in the Town. 

3 — No person shall swim or bathe in any public or exposed place in a 
nude condition. 

4 — No person shall ride, drive or cause to be driven any horse or 
vehicle over that part of the street which is being mended, repaired 
or paved, if a watchman or signs prohibiting passage are placed. 

5 — No person shall, without the permission of the Selectmen, explode 
firecrackers or any other explosives, or discharge fire arms of any 
type in any streets or ways of the Town, or near any vehicle pass- 
ing thereon, or near any dwelling-house, except in performance of 
some legal duty. 

6 — No person shall behave in any indecent or disorderly manner, or 
use profane, indecent, threatening or insulting language in any 
public place or on any sidewalk or street of the Town, or near any 
house, to the annoyance or disturbance of any other person. 

7 — No persons or person shall congregate noisily in or about the 
streets, stores or public places of the Town, or disturb the public 
quiet by the unauthorized ringing of bells or blowing of horns un- 
necessarily, or deface, pull down or injure any building, fence or 
sign, or other structure in the Town, or trespass on any property 
or wrongfully remove therefrom any tree, plant, shrub, fruit or 
vegetable, or create any disturbance of, or in, any lawful meeting 
of the citizens of this Town. 

8 — No person shall affix with paste or other means any bill, placard 
or notice, or shall write any figures, words or device on any build- 
ing, fence, pole or wall in the Town. 

9 — No person shall coast or slide on any sled or other vehicle in or 
about any public street or way in the Town, unless the Selectmen 
shall have designated such street or way as one upon which coast- 
ing or sliding is permitted. 
10 — No person shall throw posters, handbills, flyers, advertising sheets, 
waste or rubbish in the public parks, streets or ways of the Town. 

PENALTIES 
Any violation of these By-Laws shall be punished by a fine of not 
less than two dollars or more than twenty dollars. 
A true Copy Attest. 

(Signed) HAROLD C. PETTERSON, Town Clerk. 
Boston, Mass., July 30, 1926. 
The foregoing By-Laws are hereby approved with the exception of 
No. 8, which is hereby disapproved. 

(Signed) JAY R. BENTON, Attorney General. 



REPORT OF AN AUDIT OF THE ACCOUNTS OF 

THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 

FOR THE PERIOD FROM JANUARY 1, 1925 

TO MARCH 16, 1926 

Made in Accordance With the Provisions of 
Chapter 44, General Laws 

June 14, 1926 



Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 
January 1, 1927. 
To The Citizens of the Town of Chelmsford: 

In accordance with Section 40, Chapter 44 of the General Laws of 
the Commonwealth of Massachusetts I herewith publish the State Audit 
made in the spring of 1926. 

Sincerely, 

HAROLD C. PETTERSON, 

Town Clerk. 

THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Department of Corporations and Taxation 
Division of Accounts 

State House, Boston. 
June 14, 1926. 
To the Board of Selectmen, 

Mr. George Rigby, Chairman, 
Chelmsford, Massachusetts. 
Gentlemen : 

I submit herewith my report of an audit of the accounts of the Town 
of Chelmsford for the period from January 1. 1926 to March 16, 1926, 
made in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 44 of the General 
Laws. This report is in the form of a report made to me by Mr. Ed- 
ward H. Fenton, Chief Examiner of this Division. 

Very truly yours, 

THEODORE N. WADDELL. 

Director of Accounts. 
TNW-AMH 



Mr. Theodore N. Waddell, 

Director of Accounts, 

Department of Corporations and Taxation, State House, Boston. 
Sir: 

As directed by you I have made an audit of the books and accounts 
of the Town of Chelmsford for the period from January 1, 1925 to March 
16, 1926, and submit the following report thereon: — 

The financial transactions of the town as recorded on the books of 
the several departments receiving or disbursing money for the town 
or committing bills for collection were examined and verified. 

♦ The books and accounts of the treasurer and collector were exam- 
ined and checked in detail. The recorded receipts were checked with the 
records in the several departments collecting money for the town and 
with the other sources from which money was paid into the town treas- 
ury; and the disbursements were checked with the warrants authorizing 
the treasurer to disburse town funds and with the town accountant's 
records. 

In checking the accounts of the town treasurer, many errors and 
omissions were discovered, especially in the check book records of the 
transactions with the banks; and in order to reconcile the bank ac- 
counts with the statements furnished by the bank, it was necessary to 
check in detail all deposits and checks paid through the bank for the 
past four years. 

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The treasurer's cash book has been balanced at the end of each 
month, but apparently no accurate reconciliation of the cash book bal- 
ance with the actual cash on hand and in banks has been made for sev- 
eral years. It appears from the examination of the check book stubs 
that an attempt was made to reconcile the check book balance with the 
bank statement of September 1, 1925, but it was found that there were 
many errors in the check book rcords prior to that date and that the 
list of outstanding- checks as recorded at that time was incorrect. 

The actual cash on hand and in banks March 16, 1926, after making 
the necessary adjustments of the many errors and omissions discovered, 
was found to be $1,732.56 short of the amount called for by the books 
of the treasurer and collector. At the completion of the examination 
of the accounts of the treasurer and collector, April 30, 1926, the cash 
on hand was again counted and the bank accounts reconciled with the 
statements furnished by the banks, it being found that the cash on hand 
and in the banks exceeded the amount called for by the books of the 
treasurer and collector by $397.28. 

The commitments of taxes for the levies of 1920 to 1925, inclusive, 
were examined and reconciled with the warrants, the recorded abate- 
ments were checked with the assessors' records of abatements granted, 
and the outstanding accounts were listed. 

The outstanding accounts were further verified by mailing notices 
to a large number of persons whose names appeared on the books as 
owing money to the town. Among the replies received was one claim- 
ing that a tax of 1923 of $213.17 had been paid, but as no reply has been 
received to our request that the receipted bill be forwarded to this office 
for examination, the amount is included in the outstanding accounts. 
Three replies were received claiming that taxes of 1923 aggregating $68 
and four replies that taxes of 1924 aggregating $60.69, had been paid, but 
as these replies were received after the completion of the examination, 
the persons making the claims have been advised to take the matter up 
with the local officials. 

In verifying the tax accounts it was necessary to check in detail 
the recorded receipts as shown by the cash book with the commitment 
book which had not been posted to the commitment books and that 
entries had been made on the commitment books which did not appear 
on the cash book. 

The accounts of the collector, as collector of taxes for the Chelms- 
ford Water District and the North Chelmsford Fire District, were ex- 
amined and the necessary adjustments to correct errors and omissions 
were made. 

The careless and unbusinesslike methods of the treasurer and col- 
lector in keeping the accounts of his office necessitated a considerable 
amount of detailed checking in order to straighten out the accounts, 
thereby materially adding to the time and cost of audit. 

The accounts of the treasurer and collector should be balanced 
monthly at least, and the cash on hand and in banks should be recon- 
ciled with the cash balance, as called for by the books, by an actual 
count of cash on hand and a reconciliation of the bank accounts with 
statements furnished by the banks. 

Appended to this report are tables showing a reconciliation of the 
cash accounts of the treasurer and collector, and summaries of the tax 
and assessment accounts. 

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The books and accounts in the town treasurer's office were exam- 
ined and checked in detail. The recorded receipts were checked with 
the treasurer's records and the disbursements were checked with the 
warrants and with the treasurer's books. 

The appropriation accounts were compared with the town clerk's 
records of appropriations voted by the town. The ledger postings were 
checked with the books of original entry, the ledger was footed, and a 
balance sheet, which is appended to this report, w?cS prepared showing 
the financial condition of the town March 16, 1926. 

The classification book was examined and checked with the appro- 
priation accounts in the ledger. 

The town clerk's records of receipts from licenses issued for the 
toM'n and for dog and hunting and fishing licenses issued for the 
county and the state, respectively, were examined and checked. The 
recorded payments to the town, the county and the state treasurers 
were verified by a comparison with the receipts on file, and the cash on 
hand was verified by an actual count. 

The savings bank books and securities representing the investment 
of the several trust and investment funds in the custody of the town 
treasurer and the insurance fund commissioners were personally exam- 
ined and listed, the income was proved and the recorded disbursements 
were verified. 

Tables relative to the trust and investment fund transactions are 
appended to this report. 

In addition to the departments and accounts mentioned, the records 
of receipts of the janitors of the town hall, the fire department, the 
moth department, the sealer of weights and measures, the milk inspec- 
tor, the town farm, the Adams Library, the North Chelmsford 
Library, and the cemetery department were examined and checked, the 
payments to the treasurer being checked to the treasurer's books and 
the cash on hand being verified. 

The surety bonds of the town treasurer and tax collector and of the 
treasurer of the insurance fund commissioners were examined and 
found to be in proper form The bonds of the town clerk and the town 
accountant were found to be in the form of continuation certificates. 
This form of bond does not, in my opinion, properly protect the town 
and I would recommend that new bonds be obtained annually, the same 
as for the treasurer and collector. 

The bond of the treasurer of the trustees of the Adams Library 
could not be located. 

While engaged in making the audit, I received the hearty co-oper- 
ation of the several town officials, and I wish, on behalf of my assistants 
and for myself, to express appreciation for the assistance rendered and 
the courtesies extended. 

Respectfully submitted, 

EDYT. H. FEXTOX, 

Chief Examiner. 
EHP-AMH 



RECONCILIATION OF TREASURER'S CASH, MARCH 10, 1926 

Cash balance, Jan. 1. 192.") . $ .".1.994.33 

Receipts, 1925 447,624.67 



Payments, 1925 $423,700.10 

("ash balance, December 31, 1925 75,918.90 



Cash balance, Jan. 1, 1926 . . : $75,918.90 

Receipts January 1 to March 16, 1926 19,669.34 

Add payments credited twice: 

Chelmsford Garage in 1923 $42. SI 

Lowell Electric Light 

( 'orporation in 1924 9.52 

52.33 
Add refund State Aid 1924 not paid, 6.00 

Payments January 1 to March 16, 1926 099.81 

Add — coupons paid by bank in January, 

1926. not entered on cash book 822.00 

Adjustment of overpayments by col- 
lector reported on treasurer's cash 
book: 

Taxes 1920 $122.27 

Moth assessments 1920 4.50 

Taxes 1922 156.54 

283.31 
Adjustment of overpayment to 
Chelmsford Water District: 

Taxes 1924 10.00 

Adjustment of overpayment to North 
Chelmsford Fire District: 

Taxes 1922 $4.80 

Interest Taxes, 1922 .41 

Taxes 1923 92.21 

Interest Taxes 1923 .54 

97.96 
Corrected cash balance March 

16, 1926 42,333.49 



$499,619.00 
$499,619.00 



$95,646.57 



$95,646.57 



SUM3IARY OF TREASURER'S A^D COLLECTOR'S CASH, 

MARCH 16, 1926 

Treasurer: 

Corrected cash balance 

March 16, 1926 $42,333.49 

Collector's cash balance 
March 16, 1926: 
Town Accounts: 

Taxes 1923 $126.14 

Moth 1923 3.00 

Interest Taxes 1923 1.25 

Taxes 1924 44.04 

Interest Taxes 1924 .... 2.42 

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Moth 1925 


6.13 


Interest Taxes 1925' 


33.69 




$1,604.31 


Chelmsford Water District: 




Interest Taxes 1922 


$.23 


Interest Taxes 1923 


11.21 


Taxes 1925 


25.05 


Interest Taxes 1925 


.88 




37.37 


North CheLmsford Fire 




District : 




Interest Taxes, 1922 


$1.10 


Taxes 1923 


5.40 


Interest Taxes 1923 


.64 


Taxes 1924 


41.06 


Interest Taxes 1924 


2.50 


Taxes 1925 


346.03 


Interest Taxes 1925 .... 


6.66 



Cash on hand March 16, 1926: 

In office — counted 

In Wamesit National Bank: 

Checking account $39,239.76 

Coupon account 1,066.56 

Cash Variations 



Bank balances March 16, 1926 

per check books 

Wamesit National Bank per 

bank statement, March 

16, 1926 $40,910.57 

Less outstanding- checks 

per list 1,670.81 

Wamesit National Bank, cou- 
pon account, per bank 
statement, March 16, 1926 



403.39 



$2,339. 6S 



40,306.3: 



2,045.0" 



42,646.00 
1,732.56 



$39,239.76 



1,066.56 



$44,378.56 



$44,378.56 



$40,306.32 



$40,306.32 



RECONCILIATION OF TREASURER'S CASH APRIL 

Corrected cash balance March 16, 1926 $42,333.49 

Receipts March 16 to April 30, 1926 11,22S.05 

Payments March 16 to Arpil 30, 1926 $46,764.86 

Corrected cash balance April 30, 1926 6,796.68 



30, 1926 



$53,561.54 



$53,561.54 



SUMMARY OF TREASURER AND COLLECTOR'S CASH 

APRIL 30, 1926 

Treasurer: 
Corrected cash balance 

April 30, 1926 $6,796.68 

Collector's cash balance: 
Town accounts: 

Taxes 1923 $126.14 



Moth 1923 . 




3.00 


Interest Taxes 
Taxes 1924 . . . 


1923 .... 


1.25 
44.04 


Interest Taxes 

Chelmsford Watei 
Interest Taxes 
Interest Taxes 
Taxes 1925 . . . 


1924 . . . 

• District: 

1922 

1923 .... 


2.42 

$.23 
11.21 
24.73 


Interest Taxes 


1925 


.88 



$176. 



North Chelmsford Fire 
District : 
Interest Taxes 1922 

Taxes 1923 

Interest Taxes 1923 



Cash over April 30, 1926 

Cash on hand April 30, 1926 

In office — counted 

In Wamesit National Bank: 



$1.10 

5.40 

.64 



37. oi 



M4 



221.04 
397.28 



$244.60 



Wamesit National Bank, 
coupon account, per bank 
statement April 30, 1926. 



TAXES— 1920 



Outstanding January 1, 1921, per 

previous audit 

Overpayments refunded 

Moth assessment credited as taxes, 



1,066.56 



$37,015.92 

122.27 

18.95 



$7,415.00 



Checking- account 

Coupon account 


$6,103.84 
1,066.56 

$7,363.74 
1259.90 


7,170.40 
$6,103.84 


$7,415.00 


Bank balances April 30, 1926, . 
per check books 

Wamesit National Bank per 
bank statement April 30, 
1926 


$7,170.40 


Less outstanding- checks 
per list 









$7,170.40 



$37,157.14 



Payments to treasurer: 

1921 $17,116.89 

1922 16,711.36 

1923 2,385.61 



$36,213.86 



Abatements : 

1921 $202.08 

1922 17.18 

1924 649.95 

869.21 
Tax titles taken for town 74.07 



TAXES— 1921 

Commitment per warrant $188,943.78 

Additional commitment 359.52 

Additional polls 30.00 

Moth assessment credited as taxes 1.98 

Moth assessment abatement credited 

as taxes 7.85 

Abatement rescinded 93.50 

Payments to treasurer: 

1921 $143,615.5] 

1922 24,767.93 

1923 18,153.65 

1924 : 378.50 

1925 . . I 717.05 



$37,157.14 



$189,436.63 



$187,632.64 



Abatements: 

1921 $575.91 

1922 188.88 

1923 16.48 

1924 602.34 

1925 i 294.90 

Tax titles taken for town 

Outstanding- December 31, 1925 



Outstanding- January 1, 1926 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list... 

TAXES— 1922 

Commitment per warrant 

Additional commitments 

Duplicate abatement (adjusted) .... 

Overabatements (adjusted) 

Overpayments refunded 

Payments to treasurer: 

1922 $182,774.59 

1923 48,270.22 



1,678.51 




93.50 




31.98 






$189,436.63 




$31.98 




$31.98 


36,649.96 




146.34 




3.00 




15.00 




156.54 






$236,970.84 



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1924 1,850.16 

1925 3,049.24 

Abatements: 

1922 $577.52 

1923 63.06 

1924 6.80 

1925 93.66 

1926 to March 16 25.80 

Tax titles taken for town 

Adjustment of commitment 

TAXES— 1923 

Commitment per warrant 

Additional commitment 

Payments to treasurer: 

1923 $147,611.08 

1924 41,350.55 

1925 4,292.20 

Abatements: 

1923 $224.70 

1924 95.90 

1925 565.64 

Outstanding- December 31, 1925 

Outstanding January 1, 1926 

Detailed list in excess of warrant . . . 
Moth assessment credited as taxes . . 

Duplicate abatement 

Abatements on property taken for 

taxes 

Adjustment of overpayment and 

abatements per list 

Overpayment of taxes refunded 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

March 16, 1926 

Abatements January 1 to March 16, 

1926 

Tax titles taken for town 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list 
Cash on hand March 16, 1926 

TAXES— 1924 

Commitment per ledger 

Payment to treasurer: 

1924 $152,013.36 

1925 46,158.25 

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$235,944.21 



766.84 
148.74 
111.05 



$196,841.38 
178.78 



$193,253.83 



$236,970.84 



$197,020.16 



886.24 




2,880.09 






$197,020.16 


$2,880.09 




17.88 




122.40 




158.34 





14.00 



25.05 
16.80 



$190.08 



$3,234.56 



$418.20 
128.10 

2,372.04 
126.14 


$3,234.56 




$203,489.29 



$19S,171.61 



Abatements: 

1925 771.64 

Outstanding- December 31, 1925, per 

ledger 4,546.04 



Outstanding January 1, 1926 $4,546.04 

Commitment reported to accountant 

in 1926 3,822.00 

Additional commitment 260.07 

Detailed list in excess of warrant . . 176.87 

Moth assessment credited as taxes... 7.57 

Abatement in error cancelled 2.00 

Overpayment 1.71 

Overpayment of taxes refunded 57.00 

Unlocated differences 1.97 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

March 16, 1926 $396.43 

Abatements January 1 to March 16, 

1926 59.34 

Tax titles taken by town 1 28.26 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list.. 8,247.16 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 44.04 



1203,489.29 



$8,875.23 



$8,875.23 



TAXES 1925 

Commitment per ledger $235,934.14 

Payments to treasurer $167,231.32 

Abatements 174.73 

Outstanding December 31, 1925 68,528.09 



$235,934.14 



Outstanding January 1, 1926, per 

ledger $68,528.09 

Additional commitment reported to 

accountant in 1926 461.42 

Overpayments .82 

Unlocated difference .09 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

March 16, 1926 $15,712.92 

Abatements January 1 to March 

16, 1926 96.85 

Tax titles taken by town 143.37 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list.. 51,649.64 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 1,387.64 



$68,990.42 



$68,990.42 



MOTH— 1920 

Outstanding January 1, 1921 $568.55 

Payments to treasurer: 

1921 $195.61 

1922 296.00 

1923 57.60 

$549.21 

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Abatement .99 

Outstanding December 31, 1925 18.35 

Outstanding- January 1, 1926 

Overpayments by collector, refunded 

Moth assessments credited as taxes.. 
Abatements January 1 to March 

16, 1926 



$568.55 



$18.35 




4.50 






$22.85 


$18.95 




3.90 






$22.85 



MOTH— 1921 

Commitment 620.77 

Payments to treasurer: 

1921 $298.61 

1922 135.26 

1923 177.07 

$610.94 
Abatement — moth credited as taxes .... 7.85 

Outstanding- December 31, 1925 1.98 

$620.77 

Outstanding January 1, 1926 $1.98 

Moth assessment credited as taxes.. $1.98 



MOTH— 1922 

Commitment $766.99 

Payments to treasurer: 

1922 $389.12 

1923 303.07 

1924 36.33 

1925 30.89 

$759.41 
Outstanding- December 31, 1925 .... 7.58 

$766.99 

Outstanding January 1, 1926 $7.58 

Abatements January 1 to March 16, 1926 $7.58 



310 TH— 1923 

Commitment $994.38 

Payments to treasurer: 

1923 $536.28 

1924 272.50 

1925 20.40 

$829.18 
Abatements: 

1924 30.00 

Outstanding December 31, 1925 135.20 

$994.3S 

Outstanding January 31, 1926 $135.20 

Payments to treasurer January 1, to 

March 16, 1926 $4.80 

Moth assessments credited as taxes 122.40 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list.. 5.00 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 3.00 



$135.20 



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MOTH— 1924 

Commitment per warrant $271.20 

Payments to treasurer: 

1924 $128.59 

1925 127.76 

$256.35 
Outstanding December 31, 1925, per 

ledger 14.85 

$271.20 

Outstanding January 1, 1926 $14.85 

Moth assessments credited as taxes $7.57 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list 7.28 

$14.85 

MOTH— 1926 

Commitment per warrant $136.80 

Additional commitment, per ledger. . . . 3.55 

$140.35 
Payments to treasurer $140.35 

Detailed list in excess of warrant $124.04 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

March 16, 1926 $13.14 

Outstanding March 16, 1926 per list.. 104.77 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 6.13 

$124.04 

INTEREST— TAXES 1923 

Interest collected $2,244.17 

Payments to treasurer: 

1923 $138.33 

1924 1,607.70 

1925 460.58 

1926 — January 1 to March 16 36.31 

$2,242.92 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 1.25 

$2,244.17 

INTEREST— TAXES 1924 

Interest collected „ $2,029.01 

Payments to treasurer: 

1924 $142.86 

1925 1,845.15 

1926— January 1 to March 16 38.59 

$2,026.59 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 2.42 

$2,029.01 

INTEREST— TAXES 1925 

Interest collected $621.38 

Payments to treasurer: 

1925 $227.70 

1926— January 1 to March 16 359.99 

$587.69 
Cash on hand March 16, 1926 33.69 



$621.38 



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DEPARTMENTAL ACCOUNTS RECEIVABLE 

Outstanding January 1, 1925 $526.90 

Commitments 315.63 

Payments to treasurer $401.15 

Outstanding- December 31, 1925 441.38 



$842.53 
$842.53 



Outstanding January 1 , 1926 $441.38 

Commitments January 1 to March 16, 1926 8.68 

$450.06 
Payments to treasurer January 1 to March 16, 1926.... $15.02 
Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list 435.04 



$450.06 



ADAMS LIBRARY 

('ash balance January 1, 1925: 

Treasurer of Trustees . . $9.79 

Purchasing Committee . . 970.00 

Received by treasurer: 

Town appropriation . . $200.00 

Purchasing committee 

Transfer 150.00 



Payments : 
Treasurer : 

Expended for Library . . $1,617.32 

Purchasing Committee: 

Expended for books.... $615.77 
Transferred to Treasurer ..150.00 

765.77 

Cash balance for December 
31. 1925: 

Treasurer $542.47 

Purchasing Committee . . . 204.23 



$979.79 



2,150.00 



$2,383.09 



746.70 



Cash balance January 1, 1926: 

Treasurer $542.47 

Purchasing Committee . . . 204.23 

Payments January 1 to March 
16, 1926": 
Treasurer : 

Expended for library . . $254.32 

Cash balance March 16, 1926: 

Treasurer $288.15 

Purchasing Committee 204.23 

492.38 



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$3,129.79 



$3,129.79 



$746.70 



$746.70 



ADAMS EMERSON LIBRARY FUND 

Savings 
Banks Total 

On hand at beginning of year $200.08 $200.08 

On hand at end of year $210.21 $210.21 

Receipts Payments 

Income $10.13 Savings bank deposits $10.13 

Total $10.13 Total $10.13 

0. A. G. FLINT LIBRARY FUND 

Savings 
Banks Total 

On hand at beginning of year $18,918.49 $18,918.49 

On hand at end of year $19,779.34 $19,779.34 

Receipts Payments 

Income $860.85 Savings bank deposits $S60.85 

Total $860.85 Total $860.85 

JOSEPH WARREN LIBRARY FUND 

Savings 
Banks Total 

On hand at beginning of year $1,458.64 $1,458.64 

On hand at end of year $1,532.47 $1,532.47 

Receipts Payments 

Income $73.83 Savings bank deposits $73. S3 

Total $73.83 Total $73.S3 

L. G. RICHARDSON LIBRARY FUND 

Savings 
Banks Total 

On hand at beginning of year $293.87 $293. S7 

On hand at end of year $308.73 $308.73 

Receipts Payments 

Income $14.86 Savings bank deposits $14.86 

Total $14.86 Total $14.86 

0. A. G. FLINT LIBRARY BOOK FUND 

Savings 
Banks Total 

On hand at beginning of year $2,207.61 $2,207.61 

On hand at end of year $2,319.34 $2,319.34 

Receipts Payments 

Income $111.73 Savings bank deposits. .. .$111.73 

Total $111.73 Total $111.73 

ADAMS EMERSON CEMETERY IMPROVEMENT FUND 

Savings 
Banks Total 

On hand at beginning of year $98.58 S98.5S 

On hand at end of year $103.56 $1.03.56 

Receipts Payments 

Income $4.98 Savings bank deposits $4.9S 

Total $4.98 Total $4.98 

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0. A. G. FLINT CEMETERY CARE FUND 

Savings 
Banks Total 

On hand at beginning of year $1,043.16 $1,043.16 

On hand at end of year $1,060.97 $1,060.97 

Receipts Payments 

Income $52.81 Transferred to town $35.00 

Savings bank deposits 17.81 

Total $52.81 Total $52.81 



CEMETERY PERPETUAL CARE FUNDS 

Savings 
Banks Total 

On hand at beginning of year $17,989.68 $17,989.68 

On hand at end of year $18,497.05 $18,497.05 

Receipts Payments 

Bequests $525.00 Savings bank deposits $525.00 

Income . 872.37 Transferred to town $890.00 

Withdrawn from bank... 17.63 

Total $1,415.00 Total $1,415.00 



INSURANCE INVESTMENT FUND 

Savings Securities 
Banks Par Value Total 

On hand at beginning of year $4,767.96 $1,000.00 $5,767.96 

On hand at end of year $8,562.67 $1,000.00 $9,562.67 

Receipts Payments 

Income $294.71 Savings bank deposits. .$3,794.71 

Prom Town 3,500.00 

Total $3,794.71 Total $3,794.71 

CHELMSFORD WATER DISTRICT 
TAXES— 1922 

Commitment per warrant $11,947.70 

Detailed list in excess of warrant 1.28 

Interest credited as taxes .21 

Overpayment .01 



$11,949.20 



Payments to treasurer: 

1922 $S,019.66 

1923 3,597.55 

1924 ' 166.45 

1925 S1.44 

$11,865.10 

Abatements 25.73 

Outstanding December 31, 1925 58.37 



$11,949.20 



Outstanding January 1, 1926 $58.37 

Outstanding March 1^6, 1926, per list $58.37 

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CHEL3ISF0RD WATER DISTRICT 

TAXES— 1923 

Commitment per warrant $5,189.29 

Interest credited as taxes 2.62 

Payments to treasurer: 

1923 $4,054.02 

1924 1,125.15 

1925 5.77 

$5,184.94 

Abatements 1.45 

Warrant in excess of detailed list 5.52 



CHELMSFORD WATER DISTRICT 
TAXES— 1921 

Commitment per warrant $6,840.94 

' Overpayments .44 

Overpayment to treasurer 10.00 

Payments to treasurer: 

1924 $5,324.50 

1925 1,199.73 

$6,524.23 

Abatements •. 6.73 

Warrant in excess of detailed list 4.21 

Outstanding December 31, 1925 316.21 



CHELMSFORD WATER DISTRICT 
TAXES— 1925 

Commitment per warrant $8,559.65 

Detailed list in excess of warrant 49.03 

Payment after abatement 4.30 

Overpayment 3.34 

Payments to treasurer $6,055.16 

Abatements 7.44 

Outstanding December 31, 1925 . 2,553.72 



$5,191.91 



$5,191.91 



,851.35 



$6,851.38 



Outstanding January 1, 1926 $316.21 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

March 16, 1926 $14.40 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list 301.81 



$316.21 



$8,616.32 



;8,616.32 



Outstanding January 1, 1926 $2,553.72 

Payments to treasurer January 1 to 

March 16, 1926 $510.46 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list 2,018.21 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 25.05 



$2,553.72 



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CHELMSFORD WATER DISTRICT 

INTEREST OX TAXES 

Interest collected: 

Levy of 1922 $163.19 

Levy of 1923 67.51 

Levy of 1924 71.01 

Levy of 1925 18.13 

Payments to treasurer: 

1922 $8.22 

1923 146.12 

1924 67.58 

1925 72.77 

1926 to March 16 10.00 

$340.69 

Interest credited as taxes 2.83 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 12.32 



XORTH CHELMSFORD FIRE DISTRICT 
TAXES— 1921 

Commitment per warrant $2,207.70 

Detailed list in excess of warrant 6.45 

Payments to treasurer: 

1921 • $1,866.68 

1922 228.85 

1923 , 89.29 

1924 29.33 



XORTH CHELMSFORD FIRE DISTRICT 
TAXES— 1922 

Commitment per warrant $4,181.71 

Overpayment to district 4.80 

Payments to treasurer: 

1922 $3,680.78 

1923 413.43 

1924 21.07 

$4,115.28 
Payments to district treasurer not 

recorded on town books 66.43 

Duplicate payment to district by 

town treasurer ' 4.80 



$319.84 



$319.84 



$2,214.15 



$2,214.15 



$4,186.51 



$4,186.51 



XORTH CHELMSFORD FIRE DISTRICT 
TAXES— 1923 

Commitment per warrant $1,566.12 

Overpayment to district 92.21 

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$1,658.33 



Payments to treasurer: 

1923 $1,300.55 

1924 233.31 

1925 13.51 

$1,547.37 
Duplicate payment to district by 

town treasurer 92.21 

Abatements .21 

Outstanding- December 31, 1925 18.54 



XORTH CHELMSFORD FIRE DISTRICT 

TAXES— 1924 

Commitment per warrant §5,013.92 

Detailed list in excess of warrant 36.03 

Payments to treasurer: 

1924 $4,359.72 . 

1925 536.21 

$4,895.93 

Abatements 1.88 

Outstanding December 31, 1925 152.14 



NORTH CHELMSFORD FIRE DISTRICT 

TAXES— 1925 

Commitment per warrant $3,374.61 

Detailed list in excess of warrant 5.67 

Payments to treasurer $2,630.97 

Outstanding December 31, 1925 749.31 



•SI, 658.33 



Outstanding January 1, 1926 $18.54 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list $12.84 

Unlocated difference .30 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 5.40 

$18.54 



$5,049.95 



$5,049.95 



Outstanding January 1, 1926 $152.14 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list $111.07 

Unlocated difference .01 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 41.06 

$152.14 



$3,380.28 



$3,380.28 



Outstanding January 1, 1926 $749.31 

Outstanding March 16, 1926, per list $403.28 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 346.03 



$749.31 



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NORTH CHEL3ISFORD FIRE DISTRICT 
INTEREST ON TAXES 

Interest collected: 

Levy of 1921 $26.10 

Levy of 1922 24.99 

Levy of 1923 8.07 

Levy of 1924 31.45 

Levy of 1925 8.43 

$99.04 

Overpayments to district .95 

Payments to treasurer: 

1921 $.76 

1922 13.82 

1923 26.29 

1924 13.42 

1925 29.84 

$84.13 
Payments to district treasurer not 

recorded on town books 4.01 

Duplicate payment to district by town 

treasurer .95 

Cash on hand March 16, 1926 10.90 



$99.99 



$99.99 



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Town Clerk's Report 



OFFICERS ELECTED 

Moderator 

WALTER PERHAM 
(Term Expires 1927) 



Town Clerk 

HAROLD C. PETTERSOX 
(Term Expires 1927) 

Selectmen and Overseers of the Poor 

GEORGE RIGBY Term Expires 1927 

ROBERT BARRIS Term Expires 1928 

RALPH P. ADAMS Term Expires 1929 

Treasurer and Tax Collector 

ERVIN W. SWEETSER 
(Term Expires 1927) 

Assessors 

WILLIAM J. QUIGLEY Term Expires 1927 

HERBERT C. SWEETSER Term Expires 1928 

WARREN WRIGHT Term Expires 1929 

Tree Warden 

WILLIAM SHANKS 
(Term Expires 1927) 

Board of Health 

ELIPHALET G. BROWN Term Expires 1927 

GEORGE A. McNULTY Term Expires 1928 

J. CLARK OSTERHOUT Term Expires 1929 

School Committee 

CHARLES H. CLOUGH . Term Expires 1927 

WILLIS L. MacCOMB Term Expires 1928 

FRANK J. LUPIEN ,. Term Expires 1929 

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Park Commissioners 

FRED L. FLETCHER Term Expires 1027 

WALTER H. MERRILL Term Expires 1928 

PATRICK S. WARD Term Expires 1929 

Cemetery Commissioners 

ARTHUR O. WHEELER Term Expires 1927 

RALPH P. ADAMS Term Expires 1928 

BAYARD C. DEAN Term Expires 1929 

Trustees of Adams Library 

ALBERT H. DAVIS Term Expires 1927 A. HEADY PARK 

LUELLA H. S. CLARK Term Expires 1928 LOTTIE L. SNOW 

FRANCES CLARK Term Expires 1929 WILSON WATERS 

Insurance Fund Commissioners 

WILLIAM H. SHEDD Term Expires 1927 

WALTER PERHAM Term Expires 1928 

WILLIAM J. QUIGLEY Term Expires 1929 

Constable 

DONALD F. ADAMS 
(Term Expires 1927) 

CHARLES F. SHUGRUE 

(By Appointment) 



APPOINTED OFFICERS 

Town Accountant 

HAROLD C. PETTERSON 

Finance Committee 

JOHN C. MONAHANC. GEORGE ARMSTRONG EM ILE E. PAIGNON 
EDMUND FAIRBURN JAMES W. STEVENS JAMES A. GRANT 

Town Counsel 

FREDERIC A. FISHER 

Superintendent of Streets 
WILLIAM SHANKS 

Inspector of Animals 

ARNOLD C. PERHAM 

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Fire Engineers 
ARNOLD C. PERHAM DAVID BILLSON ARCHIBALD COOKE 

Moth Superintendent 

WILLIAM SHANKS 

Registrars of Voters 

KARL M. PERHAM Term Expires 1927 

JAMES F. LEAHEY Term Expires 1928 

*G. CARLTON BROWN Term Expires 1929 

HAROLD C. PETTERSON Ex-Officio 

*To Fill Unexpired Term of Walter T. Monahan 

Janitors of Public Buildings 

JOHN WRIGLEY (Centre) JUSTIN J. POTTER (North) 

Sealer of Weight! and Measures 
CURTIS A. AIKEN 

Forest Fire Warden 
SIDNEY E, DTJPEE 

Superintendent of Almshouse 
FRANK H. HANNAFORD 

Appraisers of Personal Property 
EMILE E. PAIGNON JOHN F. PARKER ALBERT H. DAVIS 

Superintendent of Burials of Indigent Soldiers and Sailors 

WALTER PERHAM 

Regular Police Officers 

DONALD F. ADAMS 

CHARLES P. SHUGRUE 

Special Police Officers 
FRED I. VINAL 
GEORGE SMALL 
GUY HAZELTINE 

Measurer of Sawdust 
PEARL DURREU, C. WALLACE McDONALD 



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Weighers of Coal 

HAROLD D. MacDONALD MARY C. HEALY 

JOHN J. DUNIGAN JOHN A. HEALV 

WILLIAM HALL EDWARD T. HEALY 

JAMBS P. DUNIGAN ARTHUR L. HEALY 

Weighers of Hay 

HAROLD D. MacDONALD WILLIAM H. HALL 

MYRON A. QUEEN 

Weighers of Merchandise 
JAMES F. LEAHEY JAMES P. DUNIGAN JAMES LONG 

HAROLD D. MacDONALD WALTER PERHAM WILLIAM BROWN 
SINAI SIMARD MICHAEL SCOLLAN JAMES F. DUNIGAN 

MARY C. HEALY SIDNEY E. PERHAM EDWARD T. HEALY 

Measurers of Lumber 

MYRON A. QUEEN FRANCIS O. DUTTON 

HARRY L. PARKHURST EDWARD B. RUSSELL 

HERBERT C. SWEETSER WALTER EDWARDS 

PEARL T. DURRELL CARL DUNNING 

ARTHUR LAPRICE C. WALLACE MacDONALD 

JAMES A. BERTON HERBERT C. SWEETSER 

JOSEPH ERWIN 

Measurers of Wood 

ERWIN W. SWEETSER PEARL T. DURRELL 

MYRON A. QUEEN HARRY L. PARKHURST 

,HOSMER SWEETSER C. WALACE MacDONALD 

JAMES P.DUNIGAN HERBERT C. SWEETSER 

Weighers of Sand and Gravel 

ROBERT E. BLISS JAMES W. STEVENS 

Fence Viewers 
HERBERT C. SWEETSER GEORGE SMALL GEORGE A. McNULTY I 



Agent of the Board of Health 

MARY A. SHEEHAN 

Superintendent of Schools 
CHARLES H. WALKER 



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Warrant for Annual Town Meeting 

FEBRUARY 1, 1926 and FEBRUARY 8, 1926 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Middlesex, ss. 

To Donald F. Adams, a Constable of the Town of Chelmsford, 

GREETING : 
In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid you are hereby request- 
ed to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet in 
their several Polling Places, viz.: 

Precinct 1, Town Hall, Chelmsford Centre. 
Precinct 2, Town Hall, North Chelmsford. 
Precinct 3, Historical Hall, West Chelmsford. 
Precinct 4, School House, East Chelmsford. 
Precinct 5, Liberty Hall, South Chelmsford. 
Precinct 6, Golden Cove School House, Westlands. 

on MONDAY the FIRST DAY of FEBRUARY, 1926, being the first Mon- 
day in said month, at 12 o'clock noon, for the following purposes: 
To bring in their votes for the following officers: 

Moderator for one year. 

One Selectman for three years. 

One Overseer of the Poor for three years. 

One Assessor for three years. 

Town Treasurer and Collector of Taxes for one year. 

One Member of the Board of Health for three years. 

One Constable for one year. 

One School Committeeman for three years. 

Two Trustees of Adams Library for three years. 

Tree Warden for one year. 

One Insurance Fund Commissioner for three years. 

One Cemetery Commissioner for three years. 

All on one ballot. 

(The polls will be open from 12 m. to 8 p. m.) 

and to meet in the Town Hall at Chelmsford Centre on the following 
MONDAY, the EIGHTH DAY of FEBRUARFY, 1926, at 9.30 o'clock in 
the forenoon, then and there to act upon the following articles, viz.: 

ARTICLE 1. To hear reports of Town officers and committees; or act 
in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 2. To raise and appropriate such sums of money as may 
be required to defray Town charges for the current year. 



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ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to act as 
its agent in any suit or suits which may arise during the current 
year; also in such other matters as may arise requiring in their 
judgment the action of such agent and to employ counsel therefor. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will authorize the Treasurer, with the 
approval of the Selectmen, to borrow money in anticipation of the 
revenues of the current financial year. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from money 
already in the hands of the Treasurer a sufficient sum with which 
to' meet unpaid bills of 1925; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the Selectmen 
to contract with the Lowell Electric Light Corporation at the then 
prevailing price per light for the following additional lights, and 
will raise and appropriate sufficient money to meet the expense 
thereof, viz.: 

Five lights on Richardson Road ; 

Three lights on Edmunds avenue, East Chelmsford; 

Four lights on Locust Road; 

Four lights on Robbins Hill Road; 

One light on Westford Road; 

One light on Gorham street; 

Four lights on Dalton Road; 

Three lights on Fletcher street; 

Seven lights on Russell Mill Road; 

Three lights on Dunstable Road; 

Five lights on Billerica street; 

Eight lights on Hunt Road; 

Six lights on Pine Hill Road; 

or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to raise or borrow the sum 
of Twelve Thousand Dollars ($12,000), or what other sum, for the 
purpose of continuing the construction of the Boston Road, the Acton 
Road and of repairing Billerica street, two-thirds of the expense to be 
borne equally by the Commonwealth and County of Middlesex; or 
act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 8. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250), or what other 
sum, with which to carry on the work of the committee appointed 
at the Annual Town Meeting of 1924 "to have charge of suitably 
marking hsitoric spots within the Town," which committee was "to 
continue in office until all such places are marked;" or act in relation 
thereto. 

ARTICLE 9. To see if the Town will vote to sell and convey a certain 
lot of vacant land supposed to have been formerly of Homer Stevens 
and wife, situated on the Dunstable Road, so called, acquired by the 
Town for the purpose of building a school house; or act in relation 
thereto. 

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ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will consent to the laying-out of a 
new road extending southerly from the West Chelmsford Road for 
a distance of about one thousand feet over and along the westerly 
side of the new cemetery, so called; or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 11. To hear and act upon the report of the Special Com- 
mittee appointed at the last Annual Town Meeting to investigate 
c-ind report relative to the "Town Forest Act;" or act in relation 
thereto. 



ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will vote to purchase for a public 
domain a certain lot of stump land situated in the southerly part of 
Chelmsford, containing about twenty-five acres, commonly known 
as the Thanksgiving Ground, formerly property of the late Daniel 
Gage; also an adjoining piece of sprout land containing about twen- 
ty acres, belonging to E. H. Russell; also a certain lot of stump land 
situated on Chestnut Hill, containing about twenty-five acres, be- 
longing to Fred L. Fletcher, or any one or more of them as provided 
in General Laws, Section 19, Chapter 45, entitled "Parks, Play- 
grounds and Public Domains;" or in the alterative, will vote to pur- 
chase said lots of land or any one or more of them, for the pur- 
poses of forestation, as provided in General Laws, Section 35, Chap- 
ter 132, entitled "Forestry," as amended by the Acts of 1924, Chap- 
ter 24, and will raise and appropriate a sufficient sum to cover the 
purchase price of such real estate and the cost of procuring and 
setting out forest trees thereon; or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 13. To hear and act upon the report and recommendations 
of the Committee on Renaming streets appointed at a special Town 
Meeting held in 1925; or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 14. To see if the Town will vote to discontinue the follow- 
ing public or Town ways, namely: 
Chestnut Hill Road, in part; 
Canal Road, in part; 
Xorth Road to the Lowell line; 
or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 15. To see if the Town will indemnify the Commonwealth 
of Massachusetts against any and all claims for land, grade and 
drainage damages which may be caused by or result from the 
laying-out, alteration or reconstruction of the State Highway or 
section of the State Highway on Littleton Street, and will authorize 
the Board of Selectmen to sign indemnity agreement therfor in be- 
half of the Town, or take any other action in respect thereto. 

ARTICLE 16. To see if the Town will vote to instruct Town officials 
having any property of the Town to sell, to advertise said property 
and call for competitive bids on same fourteen (14) days before the 
date of sale, except when otherwise voted at an annual or special 
Town Meeting; or act in relation thereto. 



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ARTICLE 17. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of Four Hudred Dollars ($400), or what other sum, and elect 
a director; the money to be expended by and the director to serve in 
co-operation with the Middlesex County Trustees for County Aid 
to Agriculture in the work of the Middlesex County Extension Ser- 
vice, under the provisions of Sections 40 to 45, Chapter 128, General 
Laws of Massachusetts; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 18. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250), or what other sum, 
with w r hich to continue the grading of Moore street; or a :t in rela- 
tion thereto. 

ARTICLE 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise ad appropriate 
the sum of Five Hundred Dollars ($500), or what other sum, for 
the purpose of grading and oiling Sprague Avenue; or act in rota- 
tion thereto. 

ARTICLE 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250), or what other 
sum, for the purpose of constructing a sidewalk beginning at the 
termination of the present sidewalk on the North Road, so called, 
on the easterly side in front of Mr. Thayer's residence and con- 
tinuing northerly to the junction of Dalton and North Roa'ls, a dis- 
tance of approximately eleven hundred feet, more or less; or act in 
relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 21. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of Twelve Hundred Dollars ($1200), or what other sum, for the 
purpose of improving and extending the fire alarm system; or act 
in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 22. To see if the Town will vote to appoint a committee to 
make investigation and report at the next Annual Town Meeting 
as to the advisability of obtaining a fire house site at the West 
Village; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 23. To see if the Town will vote to purchase a triple com- 
bination fire pump or pumper, so called, for the use of the Fire De- 
partment, and will raise and appropriate in whole or in part, or bor- 
row in part. t»he sum of Seventy-five Hundred ($7500), with which 
to pay therefor; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 24. In the event of affirmative action under the preceding 
article, to see if the Town will vote to sell one piece of motor fire 
apparatus now in use by the Fire Department; or act in relation 
thereto. 

ARTICLE 25. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the School 
Committee to expend from mony already in the Town Treasury, 
the sum of Four Hundred Dollars ($400), for the purpose of pro- 
curing plans ond specifications of new heating system in the two 
school buildings on Princeton street, North Chelmsford, and also in 
the Quessy school at West Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 

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ARTICLE 26. To see if the Town will authorize the School Committee 
to expend from money already in the Town Treasury the sum of 
One Hundred Dollars ($100), for the purpose of procuring technical 
advice and preliminary lay-out of a flush toilet system at the Quessy 
school at West Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 



ARTICLE 27. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the School 
Committee to dispose of the old North Row school house; or act in 
relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 28. To sec if the Town will accept and allow King street, 
as laid out by the Selectmen as shown by their report duly filed in 
the office of the Town Clerk ; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 29. To see if the Town will accept and allow an extension of 
Evergreen street as laid out by the Selectmen as shown by their 
report duly filed in the office of the Town Clerk: or act in relation 
thereto. 

ARTICLE 30. To see if the Town will accept and allow New Fletcher 
street, as laid out by the Selectmen as shown by their report duly 
filed in the office of the Town Clerk; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 31. To see if the Town will accept and allow Fern street, as 
laid out by the Selectmen as shown by their report duly filed in the 
office of the Town Clerk; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 32. To see if the Town will accept and allow Albina street, 
as laid out by the Selectmen as shown by their report filed in the 
office of the Town Clerk; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 33. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate the sum 
of One Thousand Dollars ($1000), or what other sum, for the pur- 
pose of grading Wilson street ; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 34. To see if the Town will authorize the Selectmen to pur- 
chase six reflex beacons for the Street Department and will raise 
and appropriate the sum of Three Hundred Dollars ($300), or what 
other sum; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 35. To see if the Town will appoint a committee to consider 
and report at some future meeting as to what changes or improve- 
ments, if any, should be made in the Public Common at Chelmsford ; 
or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 36. To see if the Town will vote that the School Committee 
together with such other persons as the Town may add, shall be a 
Special Committee to investigate and report as to the best use or 
disposition to be made of the old grammar school house situated on 
the North Road at Chelmsford Centre. 



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ARTICLE 37. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate 
a sufficient sum with which to pay land damages growing out of the 
relocation of the Dalton Road; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 38. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate the 
sum of Five Hundred and Seventy-five Dollars ($575), or what other 
sum, for State Aid; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 39. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from money 
already in the hands of the Terasurer, a sum not exceeding Two 
Thousand Dollars ($2,000.00), to be used as a Reserve Fund at the 
direction of the Finance Committee, as provided in General Laws, 
Chapter 40, Section 6; or act in relation thereto. 

AXD YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant by posting at- 
tested copies thereof at Post Offices in the Centre of the Town, South 
Chelmsford, North Chelmsford, and West Chelmsford, and at the School 
House, East Chelmsford, and at the Golden Cove School House, West- 
lands, seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the first 
meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of holding the 
first meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this eighteenth day of January, in the year 
of our Lord nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

GEORGE W. DAY, 
GEORGE RIGBY, 
ROBERT W. B ARRIS, 

Selectmen of Chelmsford. 

RETURN 

I have served the foregoing Warrant by posting attested copies 
thereof more than seven days before the time of said first meeting, as 
directed by vote of the Town, and by the foregoing order. 

DONALD F. ADAMS, 

Constable of the Town of Chelmsford. 



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ELECTION OF OFFICERS 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford 
qualified to vote in Town affairs held pursuant to Warrant February 1, 

1926 at the six precincts in the Town, the following persons received 

the number of votes set against their respective names for Town 
Officers, as follows: 

Moderator for 1 Year — 

P-l P-2 P-3 P-4 P-5 P-6 Total 

Walter Perham ... 495 200 62 104 60 135 1056 

Blanks 92 125 13 82 13 37 362 

Selectman for Three Years — 

Ralph P. Adams 404 132 54 47 38 57 732 

Arthur E. Dutton 87 12 4 3 20 8 134 

David Ingham 80 175 16 131 15 106 523 

Blanks 16 6 1 5 1 29 

Overseer of Poor for 3 Years — 

Ralph P. Adams 402 12S 55 48 38 52 723 

Arthur E. Dutton 95 14 3 2 I S 140 

David Ingham 84 162 15 120 16 109 506 

Blanks 6 21 2 16 1 3 49 

Board of Health for 3 Years — 

J. Clark Osterhout 260 134 29 110 38 85 656 

Abbot W. Russell 300 123 346 62 35 68 624 

Blanks 27 68 10 14 19 138 

Treasurer and Tax Collector for 1 Year — 

Ervin W. Sweetser 397 260 63 116 67 109 1012 

George M. Wright 180 54 7 46 6 59 352 

Blanks 10 11 5 24 4 54 

Assessor for 3 Years — 

Warren Wright 560 193 533 104 71 132 1112 

Blanks 27 132 22 83 2 40 306 

Constable for 1 Year — 

Donald F. Adams 531 215 05 112 64 154 1141 

Blanks; 56 110 10 74 9 IS 277 

School Committee for 3 Years — 

Frank J. Lupien 499 208 65 112 64 133 1081 

Blanks 88 117 10 74 9 39 337 

Trustees of Adams Library — 

Frances Clark 462 M7 51 82 54 118 924 

Wilson Waters — 

(Sticker Candidate) ..295 37 38 19 31 53 473 

Blanks 417 446 61 281 61 173 1438 

Tree Warden for 1 Year — 

William Shanks 511 192 59 118 66 146 1092 

Blanks ...76 133 16 68 7 26 326 

Insurance Fund Commissioner — 

William J. Quigley 424 217 55 110 60 118 984 

Blanks 163 10S 20 76 13 54 434 

Cemetery Committee for 3 Years — 

Bayard C. Dean 419 187 71 89 61 118 945 

Blanks 168 138 4 97 12 54 473 

Park Commissioner for 3 Years — 

Patrick S. Ward 399 231 62 112 59 114 977 

Blanks 188 94 13 74 14 5S 441 

Total No. Votes Cast 

in each Precinct 587 325 75 1S6 73 172 1418 

Total Number of Registered Voters — 2642. 

HAROLD C. PETTERSON, 

Town Clerk. 

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BUSINESS MEETING 
February 8, 1926 



At a legal meeting of the inhabitants ol* the Town of Chelmsford 
qualified to vote in Town affairs held pursuant to Warrant at the 
Upper Town Hall, at Chelmsford Centre Monday. Feb. 8, 1920 at 9:30 
a. m. the following- business was transacted to wit. 

The meeting was called to order by Moderator, Walter Perham, 
on a motion made by Selectman George Rigby, the reading of vhe 
Warrant was waived. 

Under Article 1. To hear reports of Town Officers and Com- 
mittees. 

Mr. John C. Monahan reported for the Committee appointed to draft 
a set of By-Laws, Mr. Monahan said that the Committee had spent 
quite a considerable amount of time and energy in preparing the same, 
and explained that the (purpose) proposed set of laws were printed in 
pamphlet form with the Finance Committees report, which were avail- 
able to all voters, Mr. Monahan made a motion that the By-Laws be 
accepted and adopted by the Town, and it was so voted. 

Mr. Albert Davis made a motion that the Town Report be accepted 
as printed and it was so voted. 

Under Article 2. To raise and appropriate such sums of money as 
may be requmed to defray Town charges for the Current year, the 
following amounts were voted: 

Moderator's Salary $ 10.00 

Selectmen Salaries 650.00 

Selectmen Expense 175.00 

Town Clerk and Accountant Salary 2,000.00 

Town Clerk and Accountant Expense 250.00 

Collector and Treasurer Salary 1,500.00 

Collector and Treasurer Expense 375.00 

Treasurers Bond 220.00 

Assessors AVages • • 1,600.00 

Assessors PHxpense 150.00 

Assessors Transportation 150.00 

Town Counsel Salary 300.00 

Election and Registration 1,200.00 

Appraisers Salary . . • 30.00 

Appraisers Expense • 3.00 

Janitors of Public Halls ($450.00 each) 900.00 

Fuel, Light and Water Public Halls 725.00 

Repairs, Public Halls 850.00 

Public Halls, other expenses 50.00 

Police Department 4,500.00 

Fire Dept. Salaries 3,200.00 

Fire Dept. Janitor's Salaries 325.00 

Fire Dept. Expense and Engineers 75.00 

Fire Dept. Labor and Expense at Fires 600.00 

Fire Dept. Supplies 200.00 

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Fire Dept. Building Repairs .1 50.00 

Fire Dept. Telephone and Alarms 600.00 

Fire Department Maintenance of Trucks 500.00 

Fire Department New Equipment 450.00 

Fire Department Fuel, Light and Water 500.00 

Fire Department Rent • • 380.00 

North Chelmsford Hydrant Service 750.00 

Chelmsford Centre Hydrant Service 750.00 

West Chelmsford Hydrant Service 20.00 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 225.00 

Moth Department 2,500.00 

Tree Warden 200.00 

Forest Fires Dept 1,000.00 

Board of Health Salaries 650.00 

Hoard of Health Transportation 200.00 

Board of Health Agents' Salary 100.00 

Board of Health Agent's Transportation 200.00 

Board of Health Aid 1,250.00 

Board of Health Maintenance 200.00 

Board of Health Meat Inspector's Salary 600.00 

Board of Health Milk Inspector's Salary 350.00 

Animal Inspector Salary 200.00 

It was voted to" lay the Highway budget on the table until after Article 
7 is disposed of. Article 7 having been acted upon it was voted 

for the Highway Dept. Supt. Salary 2,500.00 

Highway Dept. General Highways 17,000.00 

Highway Dept. Truck Maintenance 2,008.00 

Highway Dept. Road Binder 7,500.00 

Highway Dept. Cutting Brush 500.00 

Highway Dept. Street Signs 200.00 

Highway Dept. Newfield Street Special 1,500.00 

Street Lighting 12,500.00 

Overseers of Poor Salaries 225.00 

Overseers of Poor Maintenance 15.00 

Overseers of Poor Outside Poor 7,000.00 

Almshouse, Supt. Salaries 900.00 

Almshouse Expense 2,100.00 

Almshouse Repairs 100.00 

Soldiers Reilef 600.00 

School Dept. Administration ($350.00 for Com. Expense) 4,000.00 

School Dept. New Equipment 1,500.00 

School Dept. Instruction 64.200.00 

School Dept. Operation and Maintenance 18,900.00 

School Dept. Auxiliary Agencies 11,700.00 

Vocational School Plus Dog Tax 1,800.00 

Adams Library 2,000.00 

North Chelmsford Library 1,200.00 

Park Dept 700.00 

Band Concerts • • 300.00 

Memorial Day (Am. Leg. G. A. II., S. W. Vet.) 200.00 

Village Clock 30.00 

Town Reports • • 756.67 

Insurance on Public Buildings 540.00 

Cemetery Dept. Commissioners Salaries 105.00 

Cemetery Dept. Riverside Cemetery 500.00 

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Cemetery Dept. Forefathers Cemetery 



500.00 



Cemetery Dept. Hart Pond Cemetery 500.00 

Cemetery Dept. Pine Ridge Cemetery 900.00 

Cemetery Dept. West' Chelmsford Cemetery 500.00 

Cemetery Dept. New Cemetery 1 .200.00 

Insurance Fund 3.500.00 

Expense of Finance Committee 20.00 

Mary Davis vs. Town Act. Injury 300.00 

Under Article 3. Voted that the Town authorize the Selectmen to 
act as its agent in any suit or suits which may arise inquiring in 
their judgement the action of such agent and to employ Counsel there- 
for. 

Under Article 4. Voted that the Treasurer bs and he her* 
authorized and empowered to borrow money with the approval of the 
Selectmen from time to time in anticipation of the revenue of the finan- 
cial year beginning Jan. 1, 1926 and to issue a note or notes therefor 
payable "within one year, any debt or debts incurred under this vote to 
be paid from the revenue of such financial year. 

Under Article 5. Voted that the sum of $3,528.15 be appropriated 
from money already in the hands of the Treasurer for the purpose of 
paying unpaid bills. 

Under Article 6. Voted to raise and appropriate the sum of $425.00, 
and that the Selectmen be and they are hereby authorized to contract 
with the Lowell Electric Light Dept. at the then prevailing price per 
light, for twenty additional street lights, said lights to be installed at 
locations to be designated by the Selectmen. 

Under Article 7. Voted that the Town raise and appropriate the 
sum of Twelve Thousand Dollars (.$12,000.00). of which One Thousand 
Dollars ($1,000.00) is to be used for the purpose of repairing the 
Billerica Road, Six Thousand Dollars ($6,000.00) for the purpose of 
continuing the construction of the Boston Road and Five Thousand 
Dollars ($5,000.00). for continuing the construction of that part of the 
Acton Road located between South Street and High Street, two thirds 
of the expense to be borne in each and every case equally by the 
Commonwealth and by the County of Middlesex. 

Under Article 8. Voted that the Town raise and appropriate the 
sum of $250.00 with which to carry on the work of the Committee 
appointed at the Annual Town Meeting in 1924, for the purpose of 
suitably marking historic spots within this town. 

Under Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to (see a.) sell a 
certain lot of vacant land on the Dunstable Road, it was voted to dis- 
miss this article. 

L T nder Article 10. Voted that the Town consent to the laying out 
and construction over and along the westerly side of the Cemetery 
know as the New Fairview Cemetery of a public way extending south- 
erly from the West Chelmsford Road, so-called, as or substantially as 
shown on a plan entitled "New Location of Twiss Road, Chelmsford, 
Mass., surveyed 1925 by J. C. and W. T. Monahan, Civil Engineers, 
219 Central Sti^eet, Lowell, Mass., Scale 50 feet to an inch." 

Under Article 11. To hear and act upon the report of a Special 
Committee, relative to the "Town Forest Act." 



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REPORT OF THE TOWN FOREST COMMITTEE 

Your Committee appointed at the last Annual Town Meeting for 
the purpose of investigating- the merits of the Town Forest Act, so- 
called, and its subsequent amendments and for the purpose of inves- 
tigating into the advisability of accepting the same report as follows: 

First of all to start at what should properly be the beginning of 
our investigation we inquired into what the approximate amount of 
standing timber might be in this Town now, as against twenty-five 
years ago. 

Two million feet would surely be a safe estimate of the amount of 
lumber within the Town's limits at present of a dimension that one would 
wanf to cut, and of this amount there is probably no single stand of 
over two hundred thousand feet. 

Twenty-five years ago from information given us by men who are in 
a position to know, an estimate of fifteen million feet of standing (tim- 
ber) in this town would be very conservative. Surely, there figures 
warranted the belief by the Committee if this Town has a criterion 
of a general condition throughout the state that it would be well to in- 
vestigate the general statistics relating to the states' and nation's timber 
resources. 

The facts thus presented by the various organizations that are 
working for conservation of the timber resources of this country are 
overwhelming and are convincing of the need of concerted action by 
every municipality which has any lands available for re-forestration 
purposes. 

We find that the question of the acceptance of the "Town Forest 
Act" so-called by which the Town is permitted to acquire land for the 
purpose of re-forestration has been acted upon favorably by over sixty 
towns and cities in the 'State and that one hundred other cities and 
towns have within the past year appointed town forest committees, the 
same as ourselves to report back as to the advisability of accepting the 
act. 

We hereby recommend that the Town accept the "Town Forest 
Act" so-called as provided in General Laws, Chapter 132 Section 35, as 
amended by the Acts of 1924, chapter 24 and we also recommended that 
a standing Town Forest Committee of three members be appointed 
said Committee to serve without compensation. 

Signed, 
Edward B. Russell, Chairman 
Frederic A. Snow 

It was voted to accept the report and place the same on file. 

It was voted to accept the "Town Forestry Act" so-called, as pro- 
vided by the "General Laws, Chapter 132 Section 35 and as amended 
by the Acts of 1924 chapter 24 to read as follows: 

Towns may acquire by purchase, gift or bequest, lands for the pur- 
pose of forestration and may reclaim and plant such lands. The said 
department may upon application in such form as the forester may 
prescribe furnish such towns free of charge with seedings for the plant- 
ings of their lands. 

The Committee appointed, to be known as the "Town Forestry 
Committee" and to serve without compensation, appointed by the 
Moderator are, Edward B. Russell, George B. Wright, and Patrick S. 
Ward. 

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Under Article 12. And a motion made by Edward B. Russell, that 
the Town raise and appropriate $700.00 to purchase land mentioned in 
article 12 was defeated. 

Under Article 13. It was voted to accept the report of this Com- 
mittee and that the names of the streets, roads, squares, etc. as reported 
by said Committee be adopted as the official names thereof, and that the 
Selectmen be directed to publish the names of the streets and descrip- 
tions thereof in the next Town Report. 

A rising vote of thanks was extended to this Committee for the 
good work accomplished the Committee of Arnold C. Perham, Frederic 
A. Snow, John McAdams, James F. Leahey and Henry C. Shedd, and 
A. Heady Park. 

To the Voters of the Town of Chelmsford: 

In accordance with a vote taken at the Special Town Meeting held 
on May 5, 1925, the undersigned committee have canvassed the names 
and locations of the Streets, Avenues, and Roads of the Town of 
Chelmsford, and submit herewith an alphabetical list of same. 

The names are listed without change except where duplication 
occurred, or where a change seemed desirable. 

"We also are recommending names for streets and squares which 
have no names at present. 

We recommend as follows: 

The erection of street signs on various streets and removal of those 
that are not correct; 

The erection of guide boards in compliance with statute law as per 
Chapter 85, Section 1 of the General Laws; 

The erection of signs at private ways as a prevention against suits 
for damages as per Chap. 84, Section 24 of the General Laws: 

The discontinuance of Chestnut Hill Road from Old Westford at 
F. L. Fletcher's to junction of road from Chamberlain's corner; also 
discontinuance of Canal Road east of a point four hundred sixty feet 
from River Neck Road; also discontinuace of a road from North Road 
ear top of Drum Hill to Lowell Line near residence of Mr. Remmes. 

The list of streets and locations is as follows: 

Academy Street — From North Road to Westford Street at Baptist 
Church. 

Acton Road — From Junction Boston Road at Central Square, cross- 
ing High Street through South Chelmsford Village to Westford Line. 

Adams Avenue — From Bartlett Street past rear of Adams Library 
to Boston Road at Larcom Square. 

Adams Street — From Groton Road at Vinal Square across Newfield 
Street to Sherman Street. 

Amherst Street — From Princeton Street to Middlesex Street near 
Lowell Line. 

Bartlett Street — From Acton Street past end of High Street to 
Acton Street. 

Billerica Road — From North Road at Central Square past Town 
Farm to Billerica line beyond Mill Road. 

Boston Road — From Billerica Road across Beaver Brook past 
Library to Billerica Line. 

Brick Kiln Road From Gorham Street crossing Carlisle Street 

to Billerica Line at D. Reardon's. 

Bridge Street — From Westford Street at Baptist Church to beyond 
T. A. Harmon's. 

Byam Road — From Acton Road at Parker Road to Robbin Hill Rd. 

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Canal Street — From River Neck Road at Old Canal, 460 feet 
southerly. 

Carlisle Street — From G or ham Street crossing Brick Kiln Road and 
River Xeck Road to Lowell Line at Edson Cemetery. 

Carlton Avenue — From Gorham Street to Brlick Kiln Road. 
Chamberlain Road — From Littleton Road at Ward's corner past end 
of Pine Hill Road toward Chamberlain's Corner to Westford Line. 

Chelmsford Street — From Billerica Road at Central Square to Low- 
ell Line at Old Canal. 

Church Street — From Princeton Street across Middlesex Street to 
Railroad. 

Columbus Avenue — From Gorham to Carlisle Street near Edson St. 
Common Street — From Proctor Road to Acton Street near Liberty 
Mall. 

Concord Road — From Boston Road at Parker Road to Carlisle Line. 
Cottage Row — Middlesex Street to Princeton Street near Town Hall. 
Coolidge Street — From Groton Road near pond to Harding Street. 
Crooked Spring Road — From School Street near Quessy School to 
Richardson Road. 

Crosby Street — From Worthen Street across North Road to T. W. 
Simpson's. 

Cross Street — From Tyngsborough Road to Mission Street. 
Cushing Street — From Acton Road to West bank of Beaver Brook. 
Cypress Street — From Dalton Road to Woodbine Street. 
Dalton Road — -'From Chelmsford Street near Juniper Street to 
Westford Street at E. C. Perham's. 

Dartmouth Street — From Princeton Street to Middlesex Street near 
Lowell Line. 

Davis Road — From North Road near Parkhurst Road past No. 2 
School to Graniteville Road. 

Dunstable Road — From Groton Road at Vinal Square to Westford 
Line (3 sections. Tyngsborough line intersecting.) 

East Putnam Avenue — From End of First Street to End of Third St. 
Edson Street — From Carlisle Street to Lowell line near Edson Cem- 
etery. 

Edwards Place — From Middlesex Street to Middlesex Street near 
Railroad Crossing. 

Evergreen Street — From Chelmsford Street to Wildwood Street 
Westlands. 

Fay Street — From Acton Road to Parker Road. 
Fairview Street — From North Road to Princeton Street. 
First Street — From East Putnam Avenue crossing Warren Avenue 
northerly 540.29 feet. 

Fletcher Street — From Chelmsford Street near Railroad Crossing 
to North Road. 

Francis Hill Road— From School Street crossing Spaulding Road 
to Westford Road. 

Garrison Road — From Littleton Road at Ward's corner past Gar- 
rison house and cemetery to Parkerville Road. 

Gay Street — From Middlesex Street crossing Princeton Street to 
Newfield Street. 

Golden Cove Road — From Billerica Road at Town Farm to Chelms- 
ford Street at Golden Cove Brook. 

Gorham Street — From Lowell line at Gorham Street, Lowell, to 
Billerica line. 

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Grand View Road— From Locke Road to Old Westford Road near 
E. A. Blaisdell's. 

Graniteville Road — From Old Westford Road near Davis Road 
crossing - School Street to Westford line. 

Groton Road — From Vinal Square at Adams Street to Westford 
line near Fletcher's ledge. 

Grosvenor Street — From Princeton Street to Lowell line near Mid- 
dlesex Street. 

Grove Street — From Billerica Road near Wilson Street to P 
Street. 

Hall Street — From Boston Road opposite Putnam Avenue to Parker 
Road. 

Harding- Street — From Dunstable Road to Coolidge Street. 

Harvard Street — From Middlesex Street to Princeton Street near 
Lowell line. 

Hazen Street — From Boston Road near Mill Road to Concord Rd. 

High Street — From Bartlett Street near Adams Avenue crossing- 
Acton Road to Hunt Road near Beaver Brook. 

Highland Avenue — From Princeton Street near Church Street to 
Middlesex Street. 

Holt Street — From Washington Street southerly toward Canal. 

Hunt Road — From Garrison Road crossing Littleton Road to Pine 
Hill Road. 

John Street — 

Jordan Street — From School Street over Strawbery Hill to Crooked 
Spring Road. 

Juniper Street— From Dalton Road to Woodbine Street. 

Littleton Road — From Railroad track at junction North Road and 
Westford Street to Westford line beyond "Ward's Corner. 

Locke Road — From Westford Street past Old Locke House to 
Davis Road at Old Xo. 2 School House. 

Locust Road — From High Street at A. E. Dutton's to Byam Road 
near H. C. Green's. 

Main Street — From Groton Road near Twiss Road to Westford 
line near Methodist Church. 

Manning Street — From River Neck Road to residence of Dr. 
Blanc hard. 

Mansur Street — From Newfleld Street opposite Shaw to Sherman 
Street. 

Maple Avenue — From Chelmsford Street toward Railroad track. 

Maple Road — From Acton Road over Parrot Hill to Garison Road. 

Marshall Street — From Carlisle Street near School to River Xeck 
Road. 

Middlesex Street — From Lowell line at Middlesex Stret, Lowell to 
Tyngsborough Road at Vinal Square. 

Mill Road — From Boston Road crossing River Meadow Brook to 
Billerica Road. 

Mission Street — From Dunstable Road near Cross Street to Tyngs- 
borough line near Wood Street. 

Moore Street — From Brick Kiln Road westerly. 

Mt. Pleasant Street — From Princeton past Fire Station to Church 
Street. 

Xewfield Street — From Groton Road crossing Washington Street to 
Gay Street. 

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ad— From Boston Road to Railroad past Town Hall to 
Princeton Street near Richardson Road. 

Oak Street— From Littleton Road at Old Xo. 5 School site to Pine 
Hill Road. 

Old Westford Road — From Lowell line at Parkhurst Road across 
North and Davis Roads, past end of Westford Street and Spaulding 
Road to Westford line. 

Park Place— From Park Road toward F. W. Park's to junction of 
Old Thayer Road. 

Park Road — From Byam Road crossing Acton Road and Proctor 
Road to Carlisle line. 

Parker Road — From Concord Road near Boston Road to Acton 
Road near Byam Road. 

Parkerville Road — From Maple Road near Railroad Crossing past 
cemetery to Westford line. 

Parkhurst Road — From North Road near Davis Road to Lowell 
line at Old Westford Road Junction. 

Perham Street — From Billerica Road to end of Grove Street and 
beyond. 

Pine Hill Road — From Westford Street over Pine Hill past Dutton's 
farm to Chamberlain Road. 

Pond Street — From Acton Road crossing Railroad to Parkerville 
Road. 

Princeton Street — From Lowell line at Princeton Street, Lowell 
crossing Stony Brook to Middlesex Street near Common. 

Proctor Road — From Acton Road near Robin Hill Road crossing- 
Park Road to Carlisle line near Concord Road. 

Putnam Avenue — From Boston Road near Hall Street to First St. 

Quigley Avenue — From Middlesex Street at Railroad crossing to 
Church Street at Junction Mt. Pleasant Street. 

Richardson p Road — From Princeton Street near North Road to 
raniteville Road near Crooked Spring Road. 

Ripley Street — From Washington Street southerly toward Canal. 

River Neck Road — From Billerica Road near River Meadow Brook, 
crossing Carlisle Street to Gorham Street. 

Robin Rill Road — From High Street over Robin Hill crossing Locust 
Road at Acton Road. 

Roosevelt Street — From North Road westerly near Princeton Street. 

School Street — From Main Street crossing Stony Brook and Gran- 
iteville Road to Old Westford Road near Old No. 7 School. 

Second Street — From Warren Avenue northerly 640.29 feet. 

Seneca Avenue — From Chelmsford Street to Dalton Road near 
School. 

Shaw Street — From Princeton Street at Congregational Church to 
Newfield Street. 

Sherman Street — From Adams Street to Washington Street. 

Smith Street — From Stedman Street to Parkhurst Road near old 
Turnpike. 

Spaulding Road — From Old Westford Road to Westford hue on 
Francis Hill. 

Sprague Avenue — From Gorham Street to Brick Kiln Road. 

Steadman Street — From Chelmsford Stret across Dalton Road at 
Stearns Square to Lowell line. 

Subway Avenue — From Chelmsford Street to Steadman Street 
and Dalton Road. 

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Subway Avenue Ext. — From Subway Avenue to Sylvan Avenue. 

Summer Street — From Boston Road easterly nearly opposite Adams 
Library. 

Sunset Avenue — From Chelmsford Street to Dalton Road. 

Sylvan Avenue — From Chelmsford Stret to Dalton Road. 

Swain Road — From Dalton Road to Groton near Main Street. 

Tadmuck Road — From Littleton Road at Ward's corner to West- 
ford line at J. Tremblay's (2 sections.) 

Third Street — From Warren Avenue to East Putnam Avenue at 
Warren Kneelands. 

Turnpike Road — From Billerica Road at Town Farm over Rocky 
Hill to Mill Road. 

Twiss Road — From Crooked Spring Road crossing Stony Brook to 
Main Street at Cemetery. 

Tyngsborough Road — From Middlesex Street at junction Groton 
Road to Tyngsborough line near Wood's Corner. 

Warren Avenue — From Boston Road to Pumping Station. 

Washington Street — From Princeton Street at Town Hall toward 
the Pond. 

Westford Street — From Railroad crossing at junction of North 
Road running between Common and Cemetery to Old Westford Road. 

Westland Avenue — From Dalton Road to Woodbine Street. 

Wightman Street — From Lowell line near Princeton southerly. 

Wildwood Street — From Dalton Road to Woodbine Street. 

Wilson Street — From Chelmsford Street to illerica Road. 

Wood Stret — From Tyngsborough Road near Tyngsborough line to 
Mission Street. 

Woodbine Street — From Westland Ave. east to Evergreen St., as 
accepted by Town. 

Worthen Street — From Westford Street at Perham Park to North 
Road. 

Wright Street — From Middlesex Street at Common,* across Prince- 
ton Street to Newfield Stret. 

York Avenue — From Third Street easterly as per plan (250 feet.). 



SQUARES 

Bartlett Square — Junction of Bartlett Street and Adams Avenue. 

Byam's Corner — Junction Littleton Road and Hunt Road. 

Central Square — Junction Boston Road, Acton Road, North Road. 
Littleton Road and Westford and Chelmsford Street. 

Dix Square — Junction Riverneck Road and Carlisle Street. 

Drum Hill Corner — Junction North Road and Old Westford Road. 

Dupee's Corner — Junction Acton Road and Park Road. 

Emerson Square — Junction North Road and Dalton Road. 

Finnick's Corner — Junction Carlisle Street, Brick Kiln Road and 
Gorham Street. 

Fletcher Square — Junction North Road, Worthen Street and Crosby 
Street. 

Golden Cove — Area near Golden Cove, Brook and Chelmsford Street 
intersection. 

Larcom Square — Junction Adams Avenue and Boston Road. 

Liberty Square — Junction Acton Road, Maple Road and Common 
Street. 



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Manning Square— Junction Billerica Road, Golden Cove Road and 

Turnpike. 

North Road Corner — Junction North Road and Princeton Street. 

North Row Square — Junction of Roads at North Row School No. 2. 

Parkhurst Square— Junction of North Road and Parkhurst Road 
and Davis Read. 

Perham's Corner — Junction Westford Street and Dalton Road. 

South Row Square — Junction Boston Road, Mill Road and Hazen 
Street. 

Stearns Square — Junction Dalton Road, Stedman Street and Sub- 
way Avenue. 

Vinal Square — Junction Groton, Dunstable and Tyngsborough 
Roads, and Adams, Middlesex and Princeton Street. 

Ward's Corner — Junction Littleton, Tadmuck. Chamberlain and 
Garrison Roads. 

Winning's Corner — Junction Acton and Elm Streets. 

Winship Square — Junction Main and School Streets. 

Wood's Corner — Junction Tyngsborough Road and Wood Street. 

ARNOLD C. PERHAM 
FREDERIC A. SNOW 
JOHN A. McADAMS 
JAMES F. LEAHEY 
HENRY C. SHEDD 

Under Article 14. It was voted to discontinue that part of Chest- 
nut Hill Road from Old Westford Road at F. L. Fletcher's to junction 
of road from Chamberlain's Corner and Canal Road from a stone bound 
near the residence of Joseph Jesus easterly to the Billerica line near 
Brick Kiln Road, also a road from the North Road near the top of 
Drum Hill in a southeasterly direction to the Lowell line near the 
residence of Mr. Remmes. 

Under Article 15. It was voted to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$1000.00 for the purpose of paying land grade or drainage damages, 
caused by or result from the laying out, alteration or reconstruction of 
the State Highway on Littleton Street, and the Selectmen are hereby 
authorized to sign an indemnity agreement in behalf and for the Town 
to the limit of $1000.00. 

Under Article 16. It was voted to instruct town officials having any 
property of the Town to sell, to advertise, said property and call for 
competitive bids on same 14 days before date of sale except when 
otherwise voted at an Annual or Special Town meeting, this is exclu- 
sive of any Town Farm property bids are to be sealed and opened 
publicly, this vote does not apply to goods valued by the Selectmen 
under the sum of $25.00. 

Under Article 17. It was voted to raise and appropriate the sum 
of Four Hundred Dollars ($400.00) the money to be expended by and 
the director to serve in co-operation with the Middlesex County Trust- 
ees for County Aid to Agriculture in the work of the Middlesex County 
Extension Service, under the provision of Sections 40 to 45, Chapter 
128, General Laws of Massachusetts. 

Perley W. Kimball was elected director. 

Under Article IS. Regards to the appropriation of $250.00 with 
which to grade Moore Street, it was voted to dismiss this article. 

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Under Article 19. It was voted (unanimously), to raise and appro- 
priate the sum of $500.00 with which to grade, gravel and oil Sprague 
Avenue from Gorham Street to the Brick Kiln Road. 

Under Article 20. It was voted to raise and appropriate the sum 
of $250.00 for the purpose of constructing a sidewalk beginning at the 
termination of the present sidewalk on the North Road, so-called, on 
the easterly side in front of Mr. Thayer's residence and continuing 
northerly to the junction of the Dalton and North Roads, a distance of 
approximately 1100 feet, more or less. 

Under Article 21. It was voted to raise and appropriate the sum 
$1,000.00 for the purpose of improving and extending the Fire Alarm 
System, the money to be expended under the direction of the Board of 
Fire Engineers. 

Under Article 22. It was voted to appoint a Committee to inves- 
tigate and report at the next annual Town Meeting as ta the advis- 
ability of obtaining a fire house site at the West Village, the Committee 
to be appointed by the Moderator, the Moderator appointed as this 
Committee David Billson, Elmer Trull and Edwin Stearns. 

Under Article 23. The Committee appointed at the Special Town 
Meeting May 5, 1925 to investigate the need of better fire protection in 
the Centre, South and West Villages, particularly with reference to the 
pumper report as follows: 

In the Centre we recommend that a site be secured at once for 
the erection in the near future of a fire house large enough to properly 
accommodate the necessary fire appai'atus, the fire alarm system and 
supplies. 

We recommend the gradual extension of the fire alarm system by 
the addition of a number of fire alarm boxes annually and also the 
installation of at least one auxiliary alarm box in the high school and 
the new grade school for better protection of lives and property. 

We recommend the immediate purchase of a new motor pumper, or 
triple combination as it is called of not less than 500 gallons capacity 
rather than to install a pump of the present double combination which 
is over four years old and was not built to accommodate a pump. To 
install such a pump would cost three fifths the price of a new one and 
when complete would be of small capacity and questionable durability. 
A pumper located at the Centre would afford protection to much prop- 
erty outside of the hydrant area but near available water Mays, this 
applies to the South Village to a great extent. Water can be pumped 
from Baptist Pond and the outlet brook River Meadow Brook and 
Beaver Brook there are 134 houses and 64 Barns besides many other 
buildings such as garages, hen houses, ice and greenhouses all within 
1500 feet of the named water ways. The above property with contents 
has an estimated market or insurance value of about one half million 
dollars and is one quarter million dollars which of course does not 
include the exempt property such as furniture, hay and farm imple- 
ments etc. or land. 

It was suggested to the Committee that a dry hydrant could be 
located in the square at the South Village and conected with the pond 
therefore we caused a survey to be made which showed the square to 
be 11 feet higher than the surface of the pond. We wish to extend our 
thanks to J. C. and W. T. Monahan, C. E., who made this survey for us 
without remuneration. There are many other places from which water 
could be pumped such as the Concord River, the Lowell hydrants at the 

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Town Line on Gorham Street and Carlisle Street, numerous wells, cis- 
terns and small brooks that contain water six months in a year. 

We And that the West Village can be effectively covered by the 
pumper at the North Village except where the distance of tbe lire from 
Stony Brook was too far to be reached by a small pump it would then 
be necessary to call for a larger one if we had it at the Centre. We 
suggest that a Committee be appointed to investigate relative to the 
need of a fire house site in the West Village. 

We especially recommend that property owners in sections not 
having an adequate water supply available for use by a pumper take 
steps where possible to provide a water hole or basin near their build- 
ings. This could well be done by groups of owners of little expense to 
each. 

ARNOLD C. PERHAM 
ARCHIBALD COOKE 
DAVID BILLSON 

Committee. 

It was voted that the Town raise and appropriate the sum of 
$7500.00 for the purchase of a triple combination motor pumper for the 
use of the Fire Department. The purchasing committee to be the 
Board of Fire Engineers, Arnold Perham, David Billson and Archibald 
Cooke. 

Under Article 24. In regards to the selling of one piece of motor 
fire apparatus belonging to the Fire Department it was voted to dis- 
miss this article. 

Under Article 25. It was voted to appropriate from money already 
in the hands of the Treasurer the sum of $350.00 for the purpose of 
procuring plans and specifications of a new heating system in the two 
school buildings on Princeton Street, North Chelmsford, and also in the 
Quessy School at West Chelmsford, under the direction of the School 
Committee. 

Under Article 26. It was voted to appropriate the sum of $100.00 
for the purpose of procuring technical advice and preliminary layout of 
a flush toilet system in the Quessy School at West Chelmsford, the 
money to be appropriated from money already in the Treasury and to 
be expended by the School Committee. 

Under Article 27. It was voted to authorize the School Committee 
to dispose of the Old North Row School House near McLarney's Square. 

Under Article 28. It was voted that the Town accept and allow 
King Street so-called as laid out by the Selectmen on Jan. 25, 1926 and 
shown by their report duly filed in the office of the Town Clerk. With- 
out any expense to the abutters. 

Under Article 29. It was voted that the Town allow an extension 
of Evergreen Street as laid out by the Selectmen on Jan. 25, 1926 and 
shown by their report duly filed in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Under Article 30. It was voted that the Town allow and accept 
New Fletcher Street as laid out by the Selectmen on Jan. 25, 1926 and 
shown by their report duly filed in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Under Article 31. It was voted that the Town accept and allow 
Fern Street as laid out by the Selectmen on Jan. 25, 1926 and shown by 
their report duly filed in the office of the Town Clerk. 

Under Article 32. It was voted that the Town accept and allow 
Albina Street as laid out by the Selectmen on Jan. 25, 1926 and shown 
by their report duly filed in the office of the Town Clerk. 

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Under Article 33. It was voted that the Town raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of $1000.00 for the purpose of grading- Wilson Street. 

Under Article 34. It was voted that the Town raise and appropri- 
ate the sum of $300.00 for the purpose of purchasing- six reflex beacons 
for the Street Department. 

Under Article 35. It was voted that the Town appoint and the fol- 
lowing committee is hereby appointed, the three members of the Park 
Commission, William Shanks and Arnold C. Perham to consider and 
report at a future meeting as to what changes or improvements, if any, 
should be made in the Public Common at Chelmsford Centre, together 
with an estimate of the probable expense of such changes as they may 
suggest or recommend. 

Under Article 36. It was voted to appoint a committee and the 
following committee is hereby appointed, the School Committee, George 
W. Day, Fred L. Fletcher, James R. Grant and George Rigby. to inves- 
tigate and report as to the disposition .or use of the old grammar school 
situated on the North Road at Chelmsford Centre. Said report to be 
made at, or before, the next Annual Town Meeting. 

Under Article 37. It was voted to raise and apropriate the sum of 
$530.00, for the purpose of paying land damages growing out of the 
relocation of the Dalton Road, so-called. 

Under Article 38. It was voted to raise and appropriate the sum of 
$575.00 for State Aid. 

Under Article 39. It was voted to raise and appropriate the sum 
of $2000.00 from money already in the hands of the Treasurer to be used 
as a Reserve Fund at the discretion of the Finance Committee as pro- 
vided in General Laws, Chapter 40, Section 6. 

It was voted to appropriate from the Excess and Deficiency Fund 
the sum of $20,000.00 to be applied toward appropriations of 1926, to be 
used by the Assessors for this purpose as free cash. 

Voted to adjourn this meeting at 5.05 p. m. 

HAROLD C. PETTERSOX, Clerk. 
WALTER PERHAM, Moderator. 



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WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

At Upper Town Hall, Chelmsford Centre, Thursday Evening, 
April 2d, 1926 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Middlesex, s. s. - 

To Donald FT Adams, a Constable of the Town of Chelmsford. 

GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in the Upper Town Hall, at Chelmsford Centre, on Thursday, the 
Twenty-ninth day of April current at 8 o'clock in the evening, then 
and there to act upon the following articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate an addi- 
tional sum for general highway purposes or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate the sum of 
two hundred and fifty ($250.00). dollars or what other sum, for the 
repairing of public buildings, or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from money 
already in the hands of the Treasurer, the sum of forty-three and 
11-100 dollars ($43.11) with which to meet unpaid bills for 1925; or 
act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 4. To receive and act upon the report of the Special Com- 
mittee appointed at the last annual Town meeting to consider and 
report what change or improvements, if any, should be made in 
the public Common at Chelmsford Centre. 

ARTICLE 5. To receive and act upon the report of the Special Com- 
mittee appointed at the last annual Town meeting to investigate and 
report as to the best use or disposition to be made of the old gram- 
mar school house situated on the North Road at Chelmsford Centre. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate any, and if 
any what sum or sums for the purpose of carrying out the recom- 
mendation of the Committee on the Public Common to which ref- 
erence is made in Article 4 and the recommendation of the com- 
mittee on the old grammar school to which reference is made in 
the preceding article; or act in relation thereto. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Post Offices in the Centre of the Town, South 
Chelmsford, North and West and at the Golden Cove School House, 
Westlands, seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the 
meeting aforesaid. 

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Hereof fail not; and make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of holding the meet- 
ing aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-first day of April in the year 
of our Lord, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

GEORGE RIGBY, 
ROBERT W. BARRIS, 
RALPH P. ADAMS, 
Selectmen of Chelmsford. 

RETURN 

I have served the foregoing Warrant by posting attested copies 
thereof more than seven days before the time of raid meeting, as 
directed by vote of the Town, and by the foregoing order. 

DONALD F. ADAMS, 

Constable of the Town of Chelmsford. 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

April 29, 1926 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford, 
qualified to vote in Town affairs held pursuant to Warrant at the Upper 
Town Hall, at Chelmsford Centre, Thursday evening, April 29, 1926, at 8 
o'clock P. M., the following business was transacted, to wit: 

The meeting was called to order by Moderator Walter Perham and 
the warrant read by Town Clerk Harold C. Petterson. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. On a motion made by George Rigby it was 
voted to appropriate from the Excess and Deficiency Account the 
sum of $8000 as an adlditional sum for highway general purposes. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. On a motion made by George R-igby it was voted 
to appropriate from the Excess and Deficiency Account the sum of 
$250 for the purpose of repairing public buildings. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. On a motion made by George Rigby it was voted 
to appropriate from the Excess and Deficiency Fund the sum of 
$43.11 for the purpose of paying unpaid bills of 1925. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Wm. Shanks reported for this Committee ap- 
pointed at the last Annual Town Meeting for the purpose of in- 
vestigating the advisability of grading and improving the Com- 
mon at Chelmsford Centre. Mr. Shanks reported that the Com- 
mittee desired to have grade stakes set so as to get and obtain an 
estimate of tb.e cost of grading "the common and that the Com- 
mittee would at a later meeting make a further report of its 
doings. It was voted to accept this report as a report of prog- 
ress. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Voted to dismiss this article. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. It was voted to appropriate from the Excess 
and Deficiency Account the sum of $30.00 to be used by the Conf- 
mittee on improving the Common at Chelmsford Centre for the 
purpose of establishing grade lines. 
Voted to adjourn at 8.19 P. M. 

WALTER PERHAM, Moderator. 
HAROLD C. PETTERSON, Town Clerk. 



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WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING AT UPPER TOWN 

HALL, CHELMSFORD CENTRE, WEDNESDAY 

EVENING, JUNE 9, 1926 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
Middlesex, ss. 

To Donald F. Adams, a Constable of the Town of Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 
In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in the Upper Town Hall, at Chelmsford Centre, on Wednesday, the 
ninth day of June, 1926 at 8 o'clock in the evening, then and there to 
act upon the following articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from mone3^ 
already in the hands of the Treasurer the sum of Ninety-one and 
50-100 dollars ($91.50) with which to pay premium on additional 
bond of the Town Treasurer and Collector of Taxes; or act in re- 
lation thereto. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from money 
already in the hands of the Treasurer the sum of Thirty-nine and 
37-100 dollars ($39.37) with which to reimburse Walter N. Marinel 
for 1925 taxes on land conveyed to the Town as a site for a fire 
house at North Chelmsford; or act in relation tehereto. 

ARTICLE 3. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from money 
already in the hands of the Treasurer the sum of Seventy-five dol- 
lars ($75.00) or what other sum, for the purpose of completing the 
record of the war veterans of the Town of Chelmsford; or act in 
relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 4. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from money 
already in the hands of the Treasurer the sum of four hundred dol- 
lars ($400.00) or what other sum as an additional appropriation for 
the department of the Forest Fire Warden; or act in relation 
% thereto. 

ARTICLE 5. To see if the Town will vote to raise and appropriate a 
sufficient sum of money with which to finish the athletic field at 
the 'rear of the High School, the same to be expended under the 
direction of the Selectmen; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 6. To see if the Town will accept and allow Marion Street 
as laid out by the Selectmen as shown by their report duly filed in 
the office of the Town Clerk; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 7. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Selectmen 
to petition the County Commissioners to relocate and define the 
Russell Mill Road, sp called or act in relation thereto. 

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ARTICLE 8. In the event of affirmative action under the preceding 
article, to see what sum, if any, the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate to use on the Russell Mill Road; or act in relation 
thereto. 

ARTICLE 9. To hear the report of the School Committee as to plans 
and specifications for a new heating system in the two school build- 
ings on Princeton Street, North Chelmsford and in the Quessy 
School at West Chelmsford or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 10. To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from money 
already in the hands of the Treasurer, or will raise and appropriate 
the sum of Twelve Thousand Five Hundred Dollars, or what other 
sum, for the purpose of installing two new heating units in the two 
school buildings on Princeton St., No. Chelmsford and one new heat- 
ing unit in the Quessy School at West Chelmsford, or act in relation 
thereto. 

ARTICLE 11. To see if the Town will vote to authorize the school 
committee to sell and convey the Old North Row School, so called, 
including both land and buildings, and being the same conveyed to 
the Town by Asa and Edbridge G. Spalding by deed dated June 2, 
1S75 and recorded with Middlesex North District Registry of Deeds 
Book 110, Page 352; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 12. To see if the Town will appoint a Committee to procure 
plans and specifications for a fire house at North Chelmsford, and 
will raise and appropriate the sum of One Hundred Dollars, or what 
other sum with which to meet the expenses of such Committee or 
act in relation thereto. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Post Offices in the Centre of the Town, South 
Chelmsford, North and West and at the Golden Cove School House, 
Westlands, seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the 
meeting aforesaid. 

Hereof fail not; and make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of holding- the meet- 
ing aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this first day of June in the year of Our 
Lord nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

GEORGE RIGBY, 
ROBERT W. BARRIS, 
RALPH P. ADAMS, 
Selectmen of Chelmsford. 



RETURN 

I have served the foregoing Warrant by posting attested copies 
thereof more than seven days before the time of said meeting, as 
directed by vote of the Town, and by the foregoing order. 

DONALD F. ADAMS, 
Constable of the Town of Chelmsford. 



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SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 
June 9, 1926 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford, 
qualified to vote in Town affairs, held pursuant to Warrant at the 
Upper Town Hall, at Chelmsford Centre, Wednesday evening, June 9, 
1926 at 8 P. M. the following business was transacted, to wit: 

The meeting was called to order by Moderator Walter Perham and 
on a motion made by Selectman Geo. Rigby the reading of the Warrant 
by the Clerk was waived. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. Voted to appropriate from money already in 
the hands of the Treasurer the sum of ninety-one and 50-100 for 
the purpose of paying premium on additional bond of the Town 
Treasurer and Collector of Taxes as required by law. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. Voted to appropriate from money already in the 
hands of the Treasurer the sum of seventy-five dollars for the pur- 
for the purpose of reimbursing Walter N. Marinel for 1925 taxes on 
land conveyed to the Town as a site for a fire house at No. Chelms- 
ford. 

UNDER ARTICLE 3. Voted to appropriate from money already in the 
hands of the Treasurer the sum of seventy-five dollars for the pur- 
pose of completing the record of World War Veterans, the money 
to be expended under the direction of the selectmen. 

UNDER ARTICLE 4. Voted to appropriate from money ah'eady in the 
hands of the Treasurer the sum of four hundred dollars for use of 
the Forest Warden Dept. 

UNDER ARTICLE 5. Voted that a committee of five be appointed to 
consist of the following: School committee, Roy Clough, and Mr. 
Leonard S. McElroy to prepare a plan and secure estimates on pro- 
posed athletic field on the High School grounds, at Chelmsford Cen- 
tre, to report at a future meeting and that the sum of one hundred 
dollars be appropriated from money already in the hands of the 
Treasurer for the expenses of this committee. 

UNDER ARTICLE 6. Voted that the Town accept and allow Marion St., 
as laid out by the Selectmen as shown in their report duly filed in 
the office of the Town Cler.k 

UNDER ARTICLE 7. Voted to request the Selectmen to petition the 
County Commissioners to relocate and define theRussellMillRoad. 

UNDER ARTICLE 8. Voted that the sum of three hundred dollars be 
appropriated from money already in the hands of the Treasurer 
for the purposes of this article, same to be expended only after the 
relocation of the road by the County Commissioners. 

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UNDER ARTICLE 9. Mr. Frank Lupien reported for the School Com- 
mittee on plans and specifications for a new heating system in the 
two school buildings on Princeton Street, No. Chelmsford and in 
the Quessy School at West Chelmsford. Mr. Lupien said that the 
Commitetee had engaged the services of a competant engineer and 
had plans and specifications drawn, also they had secured estimates 
on the same, the lowest being $11,688.00, but to cover any extra 
cost such as metal covered doors for basement entrances the com- 
mittee would ask the voters to appropriate $12,500.00 Mr. Lupien 
also offered to explain and answer any questions that any voter 
wished to ask. The report was received and placed on file. 

UNDER ARTICLE 10. Voted to appropriate from the Excess and De- 
ficiency Account the sum of $12,500.00 for the purpose of installing 
two heating units in the two school buildings on Princeton Street, 
No. Chelmsford and one new heating unit in the Quessy School at 
West Chelmsford, the same to be expended under the supervision of 
the School Committee. 

UNDER ARTICLE 11. Voted that the Town authorize the School 
Committee to sell and convey in the name and behalf of the inhab- 
itants of the Town of Chelmsford the land as well as the buildings 
of the old North Row School so-called, the same having been con- 
veyed to the Town by Asa and Elbridge G. Spalding by deed dated 
June 2, L875 and recorded with Middlesex North District Registry 
of Deeds, Book 110, Page 352, the same to be sold as per vote taken 
under Article 16 at the annual town meeting held Feb. 8, 1926. 

UNDER ARTICLE 12. Voted to appoint a committee of three, namely, 
Harry L. Shedd, Edward J. Robbins, and Bayard C. Dean to procure 
plans and specifications for a Fire House at No. Chelmsford and 
report at the next annual town meeting and that the sum of $60.00 
be appropriated from money already in the hands of the Treasurer 
for this purpose. 
Voted to adjourn at 9.15 P. M. 

WALTER PERHAM, Moderator. 
HAROLD C. PETTERSON, Clerk. 



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WARRANT FOR SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 

At Upper Town Hall, Chelmsford Centre, Monday Evening-, August 23, '26. 

COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

To Donald F. Adams, a Constable of the Town of Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid you are hereby re- 
quired to notify and warn the legal voters of said Chelmsford to meet 
in the Upper Town Hall, at Chelmsford Centre, on Monday, the twenty- 
third day of August, current at 8 o'clock in the evening, then and there 
to act upon the following articles, viz: 

ARTICLE 1. To see if the Town will raise and appropriate or appro- 
priate from money already in the hands of the Treasurer, a suf- 
ficient sum of money for the purpose of grading and finishing the 
grounds at the new grammar school on Wilson Street, equipping the 
grounds and school building and laying a cement sidewalk along 
Wilson Street; or act in relation thereto. 

ARTICLE 2. To see if the Town will appropriate from money already in 
the hands of the Treasurer the sum of thirty-five dollars ($35), 
with which to purchase a typewriter for the office of the Town 

Accountant; or act in relation thereto. 

And you are directed to serve this Warrant by posting attested 
copies thereof at the Post Offices in the Centre of the Town, South 
Chelmsford, North and West and at the Golden Cove School House, 
Westlands, seven days at least before the time appointed for holding the 
meeting aforesaid. 

Hereof fail not; and make return of this Warrant with your doings 
thereon, to the Town Clerk, at the time and place of holding the meet- 
ing aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this 13th day of August in the year of Our 
Lord, nineteen hundred and twenty-six. 

GEORGE RIGBY, 
ROBERT W. BARRIS, 
RALPH P. ADAMS, 
Selectmen of Chelmsford. 

RETURN 

I have served the foregoing Warrant by posting attested copies 
thereof more than seven days before the time of said meeting, as 
directed by vote of the Town, and by the foregoing order. 

DONALD F. ADAMS, 
Constable of the Town of Chelmsford. 



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SPECIAL TOAVX MEETING 

August 88, 1920 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the Town of Chelmsford, 
qualified to vote in town affairs, held pursuant to Warrant at the 
Upper Town Hall at Chelmsford Centre, Monday evening, August 23, 
1926, at S P. M. the following business was transacted, to wit: 

The meeting was called to order by Moderator Walter Perham and 
the Warrant read by Town Clerk, Harold C. Petterson. 

UNDER ARTICLE 1. It was voted that the sum of $4825.00 be appro- 
priated out of money already in the hands of the Treasurer for the 
purpose of grading and finishing the grounds at the new grammar 
school on Wilson Street, and equipping the grounds and school build- 
ing and laying a cement sidewalk along Wilson Street, the same to 
be expended by the Committee already having in charge the build- 
ing of said school house. 

UNDER ARTICLE 2. It was voted to appropriate $35.00 for the pur- 
pose of purchasing a new typewriter for the office of the Town 
Accountant, the same to be appropriated from money already in the 
hands of the Treasurer. 
Voted to adjourn this meeting at 9.40 P. M. 

HAROLD C. PETTERSON, Town Clerk. 
WALTER PERHAM, Moderator. 



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THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

Middlesex, ss. 

To Donald P. Adams, Constable of the Town of Chelmsford. 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commowealth you are hereby required to notify 
and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in 
Primaries to meet in their several polling places, viz: 

Precinct 1, Town Hall, Chelmsford Centre. 

Precinct 2, Town Hall, North Chelmsford. 

Precinct 3, Town Hall, West Chelmsford. 

Precinct 4, School House, East Chelmsford. 

Precinct 5, School House, South Chelmsford. 

Precinct 6, Golden Cove, School House, Westlands. 
Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of September, 1926 at 3 o'clock P. M. for 
the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes to the Primary Officers for the nomination 
of candidates of Political Parties for the following offices: 

Governor for this Commonwealth. 

Lieutenant Governor for this oCmmonwealth. 

Secretary of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 

Treasurer and Receiver General for this Commonwealth. 

Auditor of the Commonwealth for this Commonwealth. 

Attorney General for this Commonwealth. 

Senator in Congress (for vac.) for this Commonwealth. 

Representative in Congress for Fifth Congressional District. 

Representative in Congress for Eighth Congressional District (for 
vac.) . 

Councillor for Sixth Councillor District. 

Senator for Eighth Senatorial District. 

One Representative in General Court for Eleventh Representative 
District. 

One County Commissioner, Middlesex County. 

One County Commissioner Middlesex County (for vac.) 

Register of Probate and Insolvency Middlesex County (for vac.) 

Two Associate Commissioners Middlesex County. 

District Attorney, Northern District. 

Sheriff, Middlesex County. 
And for the Election of the following officers: 

District member of State Committee for each political party for the 
Eighth Senatorial District. 

Members of the Republican Town Committee. 

Members of the Democratic Town Committee. 

Delegates to State Conventions of the Republican Party. 

Delegates to State Conventions of the Democratic Party. 

All the above candidates and officers are to be voted for upon one 
ballot. 

58 



The polls will be open from 3 P. M. to 8 P. M. And you are di- 
rected to serve this Warrant by posting attested copies thereof at the 
Post Offices in the Centre of the Town, South Chelmsford, North, and 
West, and at the School House East Chelmsford and at the Golden Cove 
School House, Westlands, seven days at least before the time appointed 
for holding said meeting. 

Hereof Fail Not, and make return of this Warrant, with your 
doings thereon to the Town Clerk at the time and place of holding said 
meting. 

Given under our hands this first day of September, A. D. 1926. 

GEORGE RIGBY, 
RALPH ADAMS, 
ROBERT BARRIS, 
Selectmen of Chelmsford. 



RETURN 

I have served the foregoing Warrant by posting attested copies 
thereof more than seven days before the time of said meeting, as direct- 
ed by vote of the Town. 

DONALD F. ADAMS, 
Constable of Town of Chelmsford. 



59 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

At a legal meeting- held on September 14, 1926 at the six precincts in 
the Town of Chelmsford for persons qualified to vote In State Primaries 
the following candidates received the number of votes set against their 
respective names. 



Office 



Name of Candidate 



Political 
Party P-l P-2 P-3 P-4 P-5 P-6 Total 



Gov< 



Lt. Governor 



Secretary 



Treasurer 



Auditor 



Att. General 



Senator in 
Congress 



Congressman 



Councillor 



Senator 

8th 
Middlesex 

Dist. 



Rep. in 
General 
Court 11th 
Mdlsx. Dist. 



County 

Commissioner 



Alvan T. Fuller, 81 Appleton St., Maiden 
Blanks 



Frank G. Allen, 289 Walpole St., Norwood 
Blanks 



Frederick W. Cook., 75 Benton Rd., Somerville 
Blanks 



William S. Youngman, Williston Rd., Brookline 
Blanks 



Alonzo B. Cook, 27 Wales St., Boston 
Blanks 



Elijah Adlow, 35 Elm Hill Park, Boston 
Alexander Lincoln, 265 Beacon St., Boston 
Arthur K. Reading, 57 Francis Ave., Cambridge 
Blanks 



William M. Butler, 231 Commonwealth Ave. 
Blanks Boston 



John Boardman, 22 Elm St., Concord 
Edith N. Rogers, 444 Andover St., Lowell 
Blanks 



Harvey L. Boutwell, 209 Summer St., Maiden 
Joseph F. Dyer, 67 Forest St., Medford 
Charles A. Kimball, King St., Littleton 
Blanks 



E. Gaston Campbell. 15 Fred St., Lowell 

Walter Perham. Chelmsford 

Loui3 W. Richard, 11 Apple St. Lowell 

Blanks 



Louis Pfeifer, Sooth Rd., Bedford 
Edward J. Robbins, Chelmsford 
Blanks 



Erson B. Barlow. 85 Sanders Ave., Lowell 
[Blanks 



R 


460 


219 


59 


42 


44 


140 




42 


33 


8 


9 


3 


11 


R 


423 


208 


55 


42 


41 


126 




79 


41 


12 


9 


6 


25 


R 


396 


192 


51 


36 


43 


122 




106 


60 


16 


15 


4 


29 


R 


366 


186 


51 


32 


42 


121 




136 


66 


16 


19 


5 


30 


R 


372 


184 


47 


34 


39 


116 




130 


68 


20 


18 


8 


35 


R 


54 


26 


3 


4 


2 


17 


R 


59 


25 


8 


4 


15 


17 


R 


227 


166 


43 


40 


25 


96 


R 


202 


35 

195 


13 
46 


4 
31 


5 

3!) 


21 
122 


396 


R 


106 


57 
32 


21 

5 


20 
3 


8 
3 


29 

4 


29 


R 


456 


210 


61 


47 


40 


145 




27 


10 


1 


1 


4 


2 


R 


92 


48 


10 


8 


7 


33 


R 


14 


9 


4 


3 


1 


5 


R 


272 


121 


36 


22 


29 


77 




124 


21 


17 


18 


10 


46 


R 


41 


40 


8 


5 


9 


17 


R 


133 


189 


57 


43 


37 


138 


R 


6 


8 


1 


1 





1 


R 


l'.i 


15 

50 


1 
8 


2 



1 
5 


5 
15 


129 


R 


338 


174 


57 


47 


41 


120 




35 


2S 


2 


4 


2 


16 


R 


377 


178 


46 


34 


35 


120 




125 


73 


21 


17 


12 


31 



964 
106 

895 
175 

840 
230 

798 
272 

792 
278 

106 
128 
597 



829 
241 

76 

959 

35 

198 
36 
557 
279 

113 

897 

17 

43 

207 
777 



7! il 
270 



60 





Political 














H Office 


Name of Candidate Party P-l 


P-2 


P-3 


P-4 


P-5 


P-6 Total 


Associate 


Sidney L. Bishop, 32 High St., Everett 


R 


65 


23 


6 


7 


4 


22 


| 127 


Commissioners 


Sherman H. Fbtcher. Main St., West ford 


R 


345 


163 


:,i 


28 


36 


1(0 


731 




Daniel D. Gorman. 48 Burnside Ave., Somerville 


R 


3 


11 


1 








7 


22 




Harry L. Haseltine. 18 Lovell St., Somerville 


R 


21 


30 


8 


7 


7 


14 


87 




John M. Keyes, 33 Monument St.. Concord 


R 


200 


86 


22 


16 


19 


53 


401 




Blanks 




370 


186 


43 


44 


23 


101 




District 


Robert T. Bushnell. 155 Summer St., Somerville 


R 


400 


185 


48 


30 


43 


121 


836 


Attorney 


Blanks 


R 


102 
368 


67 
178 


1" 
45 


12 
33 


4 
43 


30 
118 


234 


Sheriff 


John R, Fairburn, 50 Thorndike St., Cambridge 


785 




Blanks 




134 


74 


22 


18 


4 


33 


285 


County 


Nathaniel I. Bowditch. Edmonds Rd., Fram. 


R 


217 


10!, 


?9 


25 


25 


70 


511 


Commissioner 


Daniel F. McBride, 102 2nd St., Medford 


R 


23 


22 


4 


3 


3 


7 


62 


Vacancy 


Harry F. Peck. 18 Byron St., Wakefield 


R 


64 


34 


11 


4 


10 


22 


145 




glank3 


R 


168 

88 


87 
61 


23 
11 


10 

10 


9 
10 


46 
26 


352 


Register 


William 0. Andre*-. 53 Elm St., Somerville 


206 


of Probate 


Loring P. Jordan. 12 Church St., Wakefield 


R 


163 


. 66 


21 


10 


14 


43 


317 


& Insolvency 


Ru3sell A. Wood. 11 Whittier St.. Cambridge 


R 


107 


50 


15 


17 


14 




250 




Blanks 




144 


66 


20 


14 


9 


44 


297 


State 


Alfred W. Hartford, West ford 


R 


368 


163 


44 


31 


36 


05 


737 


Committee 


Blanks 


R 


134 

24 


78 


23 



20 



11 



15i' 



333 


Delegates 


Adeline E. Carll, Chelmsford 


10? 


to 


Emma A. Dane, Chelmsford 


R 


23 


78 














101 


State 


Grace C. Perbam, Chelmsford 


R 


23 


78 














101 


Convention 


Sidney E. Dupee, Chelmsford 


R 


23 


79 


o 











102 




John H. Valentine, Chelmsford 


R 


23 


78 













101 




Royal Shawcross, Chelmsford 


R 


23 


78 














101 




Blanks 


R 


2873 
26 


1043 
88 


402 



306 



282 



906 




5S12 


Town 


Roy A. Clough, Chelmsford 


114 


Committee 


Annie C. Davis, Chelmsford 


R 


26 


88 














114 




George T. McEvoy. Chelmsford 


R 


26 


88 














114 




Bessie L. Perham, Chelmsford 


R 


26 


88 














114 




Grace C. Perham, Chelmsford 


R 


27 


88 














115 




Walter Perham, Chelmsford 


R 


27 


88 


c 











115 




Edward J. Roblins. Chelmsford 


R 


27 


88 














115 




Sinai Simard, Chelmsford 


K 


27 


88 














115 




Herbert C. Sweetser, Chelmsford 


R 


25 


89 














114 




George F. Cutler, North Chelmsford 


R 
R 


26. 
26 


88 
89 



















114 


Town 


Abbott L. Emery, No. Chmsclford 


115 


Committee 


Ernest A. Ferron, No. Chelmsford 


R 


26 


88 














114 




Ella M. Nath, No. Chelmsford 


R 


26 


88 














114 




Harold C. Petterson, No. Chelmsford 


R 


2G 


89 














115 




Nellie R. Picken. No. Chelmsford 


R 


26 


89 





(i 


(1 





115 




George Rigby. No. Chelmsford 


R 


26 


89 














115 




Mary Al Russell, No. Chelmsford 


R 


26 


88 








o 





114 




Royal Shawcross, No. Chelmsford 


R 


26 


88 








II 





| 114 




John H. Valentine, No. Chelmsford 


R 


26 


89 














115 




J. Earl Wotton. No. Chelmsford 


R 


26 


90 














116 



61 



Office 



Nime of Candidate 



Political 
Party P-l P-2 P-3 P-4 P-5 P-6 Total 



Town Com- 
mittee— Cant 



Governor 



Lt. Governor 



Secretary 



Treasurer 



Auditor 



Attorney 
General 



Senator 
in Congre3S 



Congressi 
5th Dstr. 



Councillor 
6th Dstr. 



Senator 
8th Mdlx. 
Dstr. 



Rep. in 
Gen. Court 



County 
Commissioner 



Associate 
Commissioner 



Jennie S. Brown, W. Chelmsford 
Archibald Cook, W. Chelmsford 
Robort W. Barris, E. Chelmsford 
Harry 0. Buxton, E. Chelmsford 
Sidney E. Dupee, S. Chelmsford 
Caroline Wright, S. Chelmsford 
Ralph A. Berg. West Lands 
Adeline E. Carll, West Lands 
Emma A. Dane, West Lands 
George A. Mcintosh, West Lands 
Blanks 



William A. Gaston, 97 Bay State Rd., Boston 
Blanks 



Harry J. Dooley, 62 Chester St., Boston 
Joseph B. Ely, 66 Broad St.-, \Ve3tfield 
Blanks 



Frank W. Cavanaugh, 11C Parker St., Newton 
Blanks 



Daniel England, 175 Wendall Ave., Pittsfield 
Blanks 



Strabo V. Claggett, 1820 Washington St., Newton 
Blanks 



John E. Swift, 7 Parker Hill Ave., Medford 
Harold Williams, Jr., 79 Walnut PL, Brookline 
Blanks 



David I. Walsh, 37 Day St., Fitchburg 
Blanks 



Jame3 M. Hurley, 237 Lincoln, Marlborough 
Blanks 



No Candidate 
Blanks 



William E. Martin, Hemlock St., Dracut 
Blanks 



No Candidate 



No Candidate 



No Candidate 



26 
1427 



1911 













2010 



23 





I) 



(I 
(I 








1530 

19 
6 

15" 
3 



20 



4530 



115 

114 
114 
114 
114 
114 
114 
114 
114 
114 
31317 

65 



62 



Office 



Name of ( 



Political 

Party P-l P-2 P-3 P-4 P-5 P-6 Total 



District 


Patrick J. Delaney. 42 Amory St., Cambridge 


D 


11 


26 


2 


18 


1 


3 


61 


Attorney 


Blanks 


D 


4 
11 


14 

23 




1 


20 



1 


1 

3 


26 


Sheriff 


No Candidate 




County Com. 


Daniel F. McBride, 107 Second St., Medford 


59 


tor vacancy 


Blanks 




4 


17 


1 


5 





1 


28 


Register of 


John J. Butler, 6 Bartley St., Wakefield 


D 


11 


20 


1 


19 


1 


3 


55 


Probate and 


Blanks 




4 


20 


1 


6 





1 


32 


Insolvency 




- 
















State 


No Candidate 




Committee 




















Delegates 


John E. Harrington, Princeton St. 


D 


11 


30 


2 


16 




4 


64 


to State 


Frank J. Garvey, Princeton St. 


D 


9 


30 


2 


15 




4 


61 


Convention 


William H. Quigley, Princeton St. 


D 


11 


30 


2 


18 




4 


66 




James B. McQuaid, Princeton St. 


D 


9 


30 


2 


17 




4 


63 




John Conaton, Woodbine St. 


D 


9 


30 


2 


15 




4 


61 




Daniel E. Haley, Bridge St. 


D 


10 


30 


2 


17 




4 


65 




Karl M. Perham, Dalton Rd. 


1) 


12 


30 


2 


15 





4 


63 




George A. McNulty, Brickiln Rd. 


I) 


10 


30 


2 


14 




4 


61 




Blanks 




39 


1G0 





73 







273 


Town 


John E. Harrington 


I) 


3 


25 




6 


c 





35 


Committee 


Frank J. Garvey 


D 


3 


25 




6 








35 




Daniel E. Halo- 


1) 


3 


25 




6 








35 




Annie Devine 


D 


3 


25 




6 








35 




Edwin Coburn 


1) 


3 


25 




6 








35 




James Savage 


D 
D 


3 
3 


25 
25 





6 

6 










35 


Town 


George McNulty 


35 


Committee 


John Conaton 


D 


3 


25 




6 








35 




John Qiirk 


D 


3 


25 




6 








35 




Karl Perham 


I) 


3 


25 




6 








35 




Blanks 




120 


150 


10 


190 


10 


40 


520 



63 



WARRANT FOR STATE ELECTIONS 
November 2, 1926 
COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 
Middlesex, ss. 
To Donald F. Adams, a Constable of the Town of Chelmsford, 

GREETING: 

In the name of the Commonwealth you are hereby required to notify 
and warn the inhabitants of said town who are qualified to vote in elections 
and also in town affairs to meet in their several polling places, viz: 

Precinct 1, Town Hall, Chelmsford Centre. 

Precinct 2, Town Hall, No. Chelmsford. 

Precinct 3, Historical Hall, West Chelmsford. 

Precinct 4, School House, East Chelmsford. 

Precinct 5, Liberty Hall, South Chelmsford. 

Precinct C>. Golden Cove School House, Westlands. 

On Tuesday, the second day of November, 1926. being the first Tuesday 
after the first Monday in said month, at 12 M. for the following purposes: 
To bring in their votes for the following officers: 

Governor for this Commonwealth 

Lt. Governor for this Commonwealth 

Secretary " " 

Treasurer " " " 

Auditor 

Attorney Gen. for this Commonwealth 

Senator in Con. " " " (to fill vacancy) 

Representative in Congress for fifth Congressional District 

Councillor " sixth 

Senator " Eighth Senatorial 

Representative in General Court for 11th Representative District 

County Commission for Middlesex County 

Two Associate Commission for Middlesex County 

Di.strict Attorney for Middlesex County 

Sheriff 

Register of Probate and Insolvency for Middlesex County (for vacancy) 

County Commission " " " " " 

and to act on the following matters Acceptance of the following ''Proposed 

Amendment to the Constitution." 



Article of Amendment 

Article II. of the articles of amendment to the constitution of the 
Commonwealth is hereby amended by adding at the end thereof the fol- 
lowing new paragraph: 

Nothing in this article shall prevent the general court from establish- 
ing in any corporate town or towns in this Commonwealth containing more 
than six thousand inhabitants a form of town government providing for 
a town meeting limited to such inhabitants of the town as may be elected 



64 



to meet deliberate, act and vote in the exercise of the corporate powers of 
the town subject to such restriction and regulation as the general court may 
prescribe; provided, that such establishment be with the consent and on 
the application of a majority of the inhabitants of such town, present and 
voting' thereon, pursuant to a vote at a meeting duly warned and holden for 
the purpose. 

Acceptance of the following "Law Proposed by Initiative ivtition": 
proposed law. 

Am act relative to the veterans preference in employment in the civil 
service. 

The polls will be open from 12:00 M. to S:00 P. M. and you are directed 
to serve this warrant by posting attested copies thereof seven days at least 
before the time of said meeting as directed by vote of the Town. 

Hereof Fail Not, and make return of this warrant with your doings 
thereon at the time and place of said meeting. 

Given under our hands this twenty fifth day, of October, A. D. 1926. 

GEORGE RIGBY, 
ROBERT B ARRIS, 
RALPH ADAMS, 
Selectmen of Chelmsford. 



65 



STATE ELECTION NOVEMBER 2, 1926 

At a legal meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Chelmsford, quali- 
fied to vote in State elections and Town affairs held pursuant to warrant 
duly posted in the six precincts in the town on Tuesday the second day of 
November, 1926 from i_ M. to 8 P. M. The following persons received the 
number of votes set against their respective names. 

As follows: 







Pol 


t ica 1 














Office 


Name of Candidate 


Party P-l 


P-2 


P-3 


P-4 P- 


Governor 


Alvan T. Fuller, Maiden 




R 


604 


481 


89 


95 


93 


206 


1628 




William A. Gaston. Boston 




1) 


68 


289 


11 


90 


8 


24 


490 




Walter S. Hutc'.ins, Greenfield 




So 





4 


4 


3 





2 


13 




Samuel Leger, Boston 


So L. 


P. 


1 


3 











1 


5 




Lewis Marks, Boston 


Work. 


P. 

















1 


1 




Blanks 






3 


11 


1 


5 


1 


3 


27 


Lt, 


Frank G. Allen, Norwood 




R 


647 


454 


86 


89 


88 


204 


1568 


Governor 


Daniel T. Blessington, Somerville 


S.L. 


P. 


1 


3 


1 











5 




Albert Oddie, Brockton 


Work. 


P 


2 


i 











1 


7 




Dennis F. Reagan, Brockton 




So 


3 


8 


5 


5 





4 


25 




Edmond P. Talbot, Fall River 




D 


69 


265 


9 


90 


12 


25 


470 




Blanks 






14 


57 


4 


9 


2 


3 


89 


Secretary 


Harry J. Canter, Boston 


Work. 


P. 


16 


16 


4 


3 


2 


8 


49 




Frank W. Cavanaugh, Newton 




1) 


61 


259 


13 


81 


12 


24 


450 




Frederick W. Cook, Somerville 




R 


614 


409 


74 


84 


83 


187 


1451 




Stephen S. Surridge, Lynn 


S.L. 


P 


1 


5 











1 


7 




Edith M. Williams, Brookline 




So 


6 


in 


4 


5 





6 


31 




Blanks 






38 


92 


10 


20 




11 


176 


Treasurer 


Albert S. Coolidge, Pittsfield 




So 


5 


12 


5 


S 


1 


9 


40 




Winfield A. Dwyer, Boston 


Work. 


P. 


4 


13 





1 


1 


3 


22 




Daniel England, Pittsfield 




D 


59 


234 


6 


77 


13 


22 


411 




Henry Hess, Boston 


S.L. 


P. 


1 


2 


1 








1 


5 




William S. Youngman, Brookline 




R 


619 


412 


82 


80 


84 


189 


1466 




Blanks 






48 


118 


11 


27 


3 


13 


220 


Auditor 


Leon Arkin, Boston 




So 


3 


6 


2 


8 


1 


1 


21 




Strabo V. Claggett, Newton 




D 


137 


254 


18 


78 


19 


31 


537 




Alonzo B. Cook, Boston 






527 


390 


68 


76 


78 


175 


1313 




Emma P. Hutchins, Boston 


Work. 




10 


14 


1 


2 





1 


28 




John R. McKinnon, Lowell 


S.L. 


P. 


4 


11 


6 


3 





4 


28 




Blanks 




P. 


56 
5 


116 
6 


10 



26 
3 


4 



25 
2 


237 


Attorney 


Isadore Harris, Boston 


S.L. 


16 


General 


Max Lerner, Worcester 


Work. 


P. 


6 


11 





3 


1 


2 


23 




Arthur K. Reading, Cambridge 




R 


629 


429 


82 


87 


87 


197 


1511 




John Weaver Sherman, Boston 


S. 


P. 


6 


2 


5 


5 





3 


21 




John E. Swift, Milford 




D 


48 


232 


7 


78 


11 


18 


394 


• 


Blanks 






42 


111 


11 


17 


3 


15 


199 



66 



Political 



Office 


Nam" of Candidate Part} 


P-l 


P-2 


P-3 


P-4 


P-5 


P-6 


Tota 


Senator 


Jolin J. Ballam, Boston Work. 


P. 


3 


3 











1 


7 


in Congress 


William M. Butler, Boston 


R 


601 


381 


75 


74 


80 


184 


13f5 


( vacancy) 


Washington Cook. Sharon Mod. Vol. Act 




1 


4 











1 


6 




\lfred Baker Lewis, Cambridge 


So 


4 


3 


4 


6 





2 


19 




David I. Waish. Fitchburg 


1) 


106 


380 


23 


110 


19 


44 


682 




Blanks 




21 


20 


3 


3 


3 


5 


55 


Congressman 


James M. Hurley, Marlborough 


D 


43 


208 


11 


46 


11 


10 


329 


5th Dst. 


Edith Nourse Rogers, Lowell 


R 


677 


552 


92 


133 


89 


221 


1764 




Blanks 


R 


16 

596 


31 

448 


2 

77 


14 
100 


2 
85 


6 
192 


71 


Councillor 


Harvey L. Boutwell, Maiden 


1498 


6th Dst. 


Blanks 


D 


140 

74 


343 
241 


28 
12 


93 
62 


17 
15 


45 
21 


666 


Senator 


William E. Martin, Dracut 


425 


8th Mdls. 


Walter Perham, Chelmsford 


R 


618 


453 


84 


107 


86 


208 


1556 


Dstr. 


Blanks 


R 


44 
564 


97 
504 



91 


24 
116 


1 
92 


8 
203 


183 


Rep. in Gen. 


Edward J. Robbins. Chelmsford 


1570 


Court 11th 


Blanks 




149 


287 


14 


77 


10 


33 


570 


Mdls. Dstr. 


Frederick Lydir.nl 


R 


23 
598 




484 



80 



103 



86 


203 


24 


County 


Erson E. Barlow 


1554 


Com. 


Blanks 




13S 


307 


25 


90 


16 


34 


610 


Associate 


Sherman H. Fletcher, Westford 


R 


587 


441 


80 


97 


79 


192 


1476 


co. com. 


John M. Keyes, Concord 


R 


114 


297 


52 


72 


58 


135 


1028 




Blanks 




471 


844 


78 


217 


67 


147 


1824 


District 


Robert T. Bushnell. Somerville 


R 


624 


434 


81 


85 


89 


206 


1519 


Attorney 


Patrick J. Delaney, Cambridge 


D 


52 


245 


8 


85 





21 


417 




Blanks 




60 


112 


16 


23 


7 


10 


228 


Sheriff 


John R. Fairburn, Cambridge 


R 


601 


440 


77 


104 


82 


203 


1507 




Blanks 


R 


135 
601 


351 
400 


28 

7") 


89 
81 


20 
82 


34 

189 


657 


Co. Com. 


Nathaniel I. Bowditch. Framingham 


1428 


( vacancy) 


Daniel F. McBride, Medford 


13 


53 


236 


9 


77 


8 


23 


406 




Blanks 


1) 


82 
66 


155 
345 


21 
13 


35 
73 


12 
10 


25 
34 


330 


Reg. of 


John J. Butler, Wakefield 


541 


Probate and 


Loring P. Jordan. Wakefield 


P. 


586 


388 


76 


79 


80 


179 


1388 


Insolvency 


Blanks 




84 


158 


16 


41 


12 


24 


235 


(vacancy) 




















Question No. 1 


Shall an amendment to the Constitution which 
authorizes the General Court to establish in any 
corporate town containing more than 3ix thousand 
inhabitants a form of town government providing 
for town meetings limited to such inhabitants of the 
town as may be elected for the purpose, which re- 
ceived in a joint session of the two Houses held May 
29th, 1924, 189 votes in the affirmative and 40 in the 
negative and at a joint session of the two Houses 
held March 18, 1925, received 262 votes in the af- 
firmative and 4 in the negative be approved? 




















YES 




296 


249 


42 


62 


40 


100 


789 




NO 




159 


229 


22 


53 


27 


47 


537 




BLANKS 




281 


313 


41 


78 


35 


90 


838 



67 



Name of Candidate 



Political 

Party P-l 



P-2 P-3 P-4 P-5 P-6 Total 



Question No. 2. 
Shall a law which amends existing law by striking 
out the provisions that veterans who pass civil ser- 
vice examinations shall be placed upon the eligible 
lists above all other applicants that disabled vete- 
rans shall be placed ahead of all other veterans, and 
that disabled veterans shall be appointed and era- 
ployed in preference to all other persons, and by 
providing in place thereof that five points shall be 
added to the mark of veterans who pass such exami- 
nations, and ten points to the mark of disabled 
veterans, which law was approved in the Senate by 
a vote of in the affirmative and 34 in the negative 
and in the House of Representatives by a vote of 11 
in the affirmative and 181 in the negative, be ap- 
proved? 

YES 
NO . 
BLANKS 





245 
255 

236 


244 
253 
294 


38 
35 

32 


62 
105 
26 


43 
32 


71 

102 
64 



687 

793 
684 



NOVEMBER S, 1926 

In accordance with Section 125, Chapter 54, of the General Laws of 
Massachusetts a legal meeting- of the Town Clerk's in the eleventh Mid- 
dlesex Representation District was held on November S, 1926 at 2:30 1'. M. 
at the Town Clerk's Office, Chelmsford, Mass., for the purpose of declar- 
ing the elected Representative in the General Court at the State election 
held on November 2, 1926. The result as follows: 













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_ 






Candidate 




a 


o 


.22 


1 


a 


v2 


_ 






e 


3 


sfl 


g 


s 


t 


p 






< 


PC 


U 


U 


h5 


> 


r* 


Edward J. Robbins, Chelmsford 




406 


180 


81 


1570 


366 


480 


3083 


Frederick Lydiard, Bedford 




214 


255 


62 


24 


9 


15 


579 


James Grimes, Acton 




1 

















1 


Blanks 




175 


97 


19 


570 


64 


258 


1183 


Total 




796 


532 


162 


2164 


439 


753 


4846 



HORACE F. TUTTLE, 

Town Clerk of Acton. 
HAROLD L. WELLINGTON. 

Town Clerk of Bedford. 
RUTH C. YVILKINS, 

Town Clerk of Carlisle. 
HAROLD C. PETTERSON, 

Town Clerk of Chelmsford. 
ELIOT M. YOUNG, 

Town Clerk of Littleton. 
CHARLES L. HILDRETH. 

Town Clerk of Westford. 



November 8, 1926. 



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JURY LIST FOR THE TOWX OF CHELMSFORD, MASS. 
Revised July 1926 

Adams. Eben T., Retired, Littleton Street, Chelmsford Centre. 

Anderson, Anthony B., Stone Cutter, Main Street, West Chelmsford. 

Austin. Arthur W., Painter, Gay St., North Chelmsford. 

Brown. Eliphalet G., Printer, Chelmsford St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Brown, Benjamin F., Foreman. Main St., West Chelmsford. 

Burbeek, Eli T., Foreman, Chelmsford St., Chelmsford Centre. 

(S) Davis, Garfield A., Foreman, High St.. Chelmsford Centre. 

Day, George W. ( Retired, Westford St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Dow, John C, Machinist, Gorham St., East Chelmsford. 

Connors, John E., Furniture Maker. Dartmouth St., No. Chelmsford. 

Constantino, Perley J., Plumber. Highland Ave., No. Chelmsford. 

Fallon. Edward, Janitqr, Princeton St., No. Chelmsford. 

Finniek, Charles, Farmer, Gorham St., East Chelmsford. 

George, David B., Carpenter, Boston Road, Chelmsford Centre. 

Greig. William M., Type Setter, Billerica St.. Chelmsford Centre. 

Grant. .James R., Retired, Chelmsford St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Grant. James A.. Insurance Agt., Chelmsford St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Gray, Earl M., Banker. Warren Ave., Chelmsford Centre. 

Hackett, James J., Engineer, Amherst- St., North Chelmsford. 

Hamilton, Thomas L., Salesman. Westford St., .Chelmsford Centre. 

Haley, Daniel E., Manager, Bridge St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Hall. William H., Salesman, Littleton St.. Chelmsford Centre. 

Harrington, John E.. Salesman, Princeton St.. North Chelmsford. 

Hoelzel. Charles F., Operator, Ripley St., North Chelmsford. 

(2) Ingham. David, Retired, Chelmsford St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Jennison, Lewis H., Salesman, Gorham St., East Chelmsford. 

Johnson. Wilhelm T.. Tailor, North St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Johnson, John G., Tailor, Chelmsford St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Kershaw, Samuel S., Overseer, Middlesex St.. North Chelmsford. 

Kelly, John J., Foreman, Gorham St., East Chelmsford. 

Kiberd, James, Sr., Painter, Newfleld St., North Chelmsford. 

Kimball. Perley, Farmer. Crosby St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Knowlton, Herbert A., Chauffeur, High St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Lougee, Charles E.. Farmer, Maple Road, South Chelmsford. 

Laphain, Wilbur E., Farmer, Maple Road, South Chelmsford. 

Marinel, Walter, Mechanic, Groton Road, North Chelmsford. 

Mor.ahan, John J., Contractor. Main St., West Chelmsford. 

(1) McAdams, John A., Machinist, Dalton Road, Chelmsford Centre. 

Mcintosh. George A., Machinist, Subway, Chelmsford Centre. 

McEnaney, Arthur J., Machinist, Gay St., North Chelmsford. 

McGlinchey, Peter, Stone Cutter, Main St.. West Chelmsford. 

Meagher, John, Superintendent, Gorham St., East Chelmsford. 

(7) Osborn. Viranus C, Superintendent, Chelmsford St., Chelmsford Centre. 

Paignpn, Emile E.. Farmer, Proctor Road, South Chelmsford. 

Parker, John F., Salesman. Acton Road, South Chelmsford. 

Perham, Karl M., Farmer. Dalton Road, Chelmsford Centre. 

Parkhurst. Winthrop A., Treasurer, Acton St., Chelmsford Centre. 

n. William T.. Paymaster, Middlesex St., North Chelmsford. 
Queen, Myron O., Foreman, Middlesex St.. North Chelmsford. 
Queen. Clifford, Carpenter, Newfleld St., North Chelmsford. 

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Quigley, William J., Retired. Middlesex Street, No. Chelmsford. 
Riney, M. Edward, Contractor, School St., West Chelmsford. 
Reid. George, Laborer. Main Street. West Chelmsford. 
Russell. Herb< it S.. Caretaker. Middlesex St., North Ch 
Robertson, Richard G.. Moulder, Carlisle St.. East Chelmsfi 
Russell, Edward. Lumberman, North St., Chelmsford Centre. 
Rigby, George, Operative, Dartmouth St.. No. Chelmsford. 
Scoboria, John P., Farmer, Proctor Road, South Chelmsford. 
(9) Shedd, Henry C, Farmer, Carlisle St., E. Chelmsford. 

(4) Smith. Josiah, Paving Cutter, Main St., West Chelmsford. 
Sweetser, Herbert C, Appraiser, Boston Road, Chelmsford Centre. 
Smith, Ervin E., Merchant, Worthen St., Chelmsford Centre. 
Sullivan, Daniel V., Farmer, Riverneck Road. Chelmsford Centre. 
(6) Stearns, Edwin L., Carpenter. Stedman St., Chelmsford Centre. 
Small, George. Operator, Center St., East Chelmsford. 

Stokham, Henry A., Carpenter, Carlton St., East Chelmsford. 

Shedd, Harry L., Operative, Middlesex St., North Chelmsford. 

Tucke, Edward D., Retired, Grosvenor St., North Chelmsford. 

(5) Vinal, John W., Fireman. Groton Road, North Chelmsford. 
(3) Waite, George L., Farmer, Proctor Road, South Chelmsford. 
Ward, Patrick S., Merchant, Highland Ave., North Chelmsford. 
Walker, James P., Foreman, Newfield St., North Chelmsford. 
William, Albert C, Carpenter, Maple Ave., Chelmsford Centre. 
Wheeler, Arthur O., Agent, Wright St., North Chelmsford. 

(1) Drawn Aug. 5, 1926. 

(2) Drawn Sept. 8, 1926. 

(3) Drawn Sept. 8, 1926. 

(4) Drawn Oct. 15, 1926. 

(5) Drawn Oct. 15, 1926. 

(6) Drawn Nov. 6, 1926. 

(7) Drawn Nov. 6, 1926. 

(8) Drawn Nov. 6, 1926. 

(9) Drawn Dec. 10, 1926. 

HAROLD C. FETTER. SON. 

Clerk 



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VITAL STATISTICS 
For the Year Ending December 31, 1926 

Attention is called to the following vital statistics: It is important that 
these records shall be correct. If any errors are discovered, the Town 
Clerk will deem it a favor to have them reported at once, so that corrections 
may be made. 

As required by Chapter 40, Section 15, General Laws of Massachusetts, 
notice hereby is given that the Town Clerk will furnish blanks for returns 
of births, to parents, householders, physicians and registered hospital 
officers applying therefor. 

BIRTHS RECORDED 
Date Name of Child Names of Parents 

JAN. 

2 Rita Beauregard Victor and Florence (Boucher) 

3 Camile Capuano Antonio and Therese (Morino) 

6 Debora Jean Grant James A. and Elsie C. (.Cameron) 

fi Illegitimate 

8 Marshall Byam Smith .James and Muriel (Martyn) 

10 Illegitimate 

14 Phyllis Rita Potter Justin J. and Sarah E. (Donavan) 

18 Illegitimate 

19 Xeil Cameron Stanley Maurice and Marion (Cameron) 

20 Hubert Everette Bolyea Israel and Lillian (Martin) 

21 Margaret Mary Hunt Bernard and Catherine M. (Preston) 

23 Royal B. Crowell. Jr Royal B. and Doris (Gaudette) 

24 Marie Rita Lambert Thomas and Georgina (Goudreault) 

26 Illegitimate 

30 Harold Paul Hunter John L. and Nancy Isobel (Green) 

FEB. 

3 Wilfred Albert McMaster Charles and Etta (Fadden) 

4 Carl Burtiz Haberman Carl Y. and Lena (Parkhurst) 

11 Shirley Fletcher Walter S. and G. Esther (Allen) 

12 Stillborn (twin) 

12 Stillborn (twin) 

14 Jean Eleanor Berubee Fred and Daisey (Powers) 

20 Evelyn Ruth Cooper Sidney P. and May (Hopper) 

23 Ralph F. Johnson Hendrick F. and Betty (Redman) 

MAR. 

1 Illegitimate 

2 Daniel David Theriault Jean and Philomen (Beaulieu) 

8 Dorothy Eva McAnanney Earle C. and Emma (Brooks) 

9 Fontes .....Antonio and Marie (Fontes) 

9 Emile Henry Pearson Fritz H. and Rose (Paignon) 

9 Robert Allan Trott Karl Randall and Flora B. (Luke) 

10 Eva Emanuel Stephen and Thedora (Katchikosa) 

14 Withons lohn and Bessie (Garlick) 

17 John Joseph Gilmore, Jr lohn J. and Aline (Guertin) 

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17 Dorothy Alice Lane ..Charles and Julia (Jelley) 

23 Illegitimate 

24 Harry Shaw Harry and Teresa F. (O'Haire) 

26 Doris Evelyn Abrahamson Fred and Eva (Carlson) 

27 George Raymond Desmarais ....George R. and Elsie Mary (Brooks) 

28 Paul Joseph Gallagher John J. and Rebecca (Jones; 

APRIL 

4 Verna Louise Morris Vernon B. and Mabel (Farrow) 

6 Albert Milton^ Jones Robert H. and Marie I. (Morin) 

9 Donald Edward Trubey Clarence and Katherine (Heckbert) 

11 Leo Edward Shurtleff Herbert F. and Aline M. (Couturier) 

12 Edna Lucille Angus Alfred M. and Mary L. (Duvelly) 

1 2 Madelina Panessiti Tardaco and Mary (Clobro) 

15 Thomas Firth Charles E. and Viola (Fitzpatrick) 

16 Stillborn 

19 Virginia Emily DeCarteret Clarence and Ethel (Jones) 

28 Raymond Russell Campbell Charles J. and -Mary C. (Tansey) 

30 Illegitimate 

MAY 

2 Alfred Joseph Gerveais Frank and Jenney (Quinn) 

2 Murdie Greenwood (twin) Raymond and Catherine (Shore) 

2 Gerald Greenwood (twin) Raymond and Catherine (Shore) 

2 Harold J. Langtagne George and Alice L. (Tighe) 

2 Ardel Dorothy MacQuesten Wallace W. and Minnie (Flavell) 

3 Illegitimate 

7 O'Neil Charles and Ellen (Hennessy) 

8 Dorothy Anna Shedd Henry C. and Anna E. (Stewart) 

15 Stillborn 

16 Harry Royal Buxton Harry and Ann (Dix) 

16 Alfred Daniel McMullen Joseph A. and Cecilia M. (Livesey) 

22 George Lemasurier Thomas and Isabella (Wright) 

31 Eileen Mae Barnes Percey R. C. and Esther (Johnson) 

JUNE 

4 Barnard Leslie George WInslow P. and Esther (Barnard) 

6 Smith Harry W. and Marion E. (Holmes) 

7 Rita Cecile Jervais Alphonse and Georgiana (Chevalier) 

5 Francis Joseph Brennan Frank S. and Margaret (Conley) 

19 Therese Marguerite Masse Robert and Lottie (Hamel) 

21 Robert Albert Michaud Gaspard G: and Emma (Houle) 

24 Henry Roland Hebert Henry F. and Bernadette (Belair) 

26 Illegitimate 

26 Ernest Bokain Brickett George P. and Florence (Bruchette) 

26 Mary Laura Coppen William and Myrtle (Sanger) 

28 Bernard Victor Clark Shirley and Leda (Lord) 

28 Helen Julia Zabierek Walter and Helen (Wozocha) 

JULY 

2 Morton M. Wright. Jr Morton M. and Doris (Bill) 

7 Bryant Read Chaplin Carl A. and Dorothy (Lewis) 

9 John Harold Buchanan John James and Harriet (Stewart) 

10 Hazel Jean Kolesnikoff Peter and Greta 1 1 'shorn) 

11 Herbert George Knox Fred and May (Bell) 

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L6 Jean Louise Swallow George N. and Hazel L. (Butterfield) 

Pj Jane Gilchrist Moore George C. and Dorothy (Copeland) 

20 Ruth Eleanor Adams Robert M. and Marian F. (Phelps) 

20 Evelyn Cannon Peter and Lillian (LaBelle) 

20 Marjorie Chalmers Osgood Frederick J. and Helen H. (Potter) 

22 Messer William L. and Hazel (Stevens) 

23 Theresa Irene Pomerleau Joseph and Eva (Mayheu) 

24 Louise Margaret McKennedy ...John F. and Cecelia (Mills) 

30 Remon Leo Champigny Henri and Estere (Dardelle) 

32 Stanley Emil Anderson Emil and Lena ( YVestberg) 

31 Leonard Kibird James and Marjorie ' (McGough) 

AUG. 
3 Cole Richard H. and Elsie (Dean) 

4 Charles Allan Gray Earl and Pauline (Potter) 

10 Alfred M. Gorham, Jr Alfred M. and Ruth (Lawton) 

13 Illegitimate 

14 Raymond Raoul Bishop Charles J. and Marie (Perron) 

16 Margaret Caroline Cook Roscoe Elmer and Myrtle B. (Lane) 

17 Glen Newell Finnegan James E. and Marion I. (Jones) 

26 Elizabeth Gertrude Reedy John Joseph and Elizabeth (Xardin) 

SEPT. 

7 Claire Lois Burton Harry E. and Doris E. (Luke) 

7 Michel Jean, Jr Michel and Delia (Boucher) 

5 James Henry Keenan *.... Tames H. and .Martha S. (Johnson) 

15 - Stillborn 

20 Mildred Erene Chase William L. and Myrtle (Wallace) 

24 Perley William Smith Ralph R. and Florence (Nickles) 

26 Richard Wendell Hodge Harold B. and Rena A. (Luke) 

26 Donald Joseph Thomas Loiselle. . Albert and Blanche (Dubuque) 

27 Therese Claire Long James D. and Nellie A. (Dooley) 

28 Althea Beatrice Conelly ...Fred and Clara R. (Zinch) 

29 Dorothy Jean Long Freeman and Jessie (McLeon) 

.lit Kenneth Charles Hills Charles H. and Annabelle (Carlson) 

OCT. 

4 Marguerite Ann Carruthers John and Gladys (Prentiss) 

8 Thomas Hermene Foucault Thomas and Geraldine (Martin) 

12 Freeman George Dearth Freeman and Abbie (Chamberlain) 

14 George Arthur Gray • Arthur and Grace (Cole) 

17 Thomas Joseph Kerrigan Thomas J. and Ellen (O'Sullivan) 

2."i Eunice Reid Parker George and Bertha (Nickles) 

27 Ernest Kisley George and Fedora (Kreirs) 

NOV. ♦ 

3 Horace Skelton Nichols Charles and Julie (Skelton) 

6 Theresa Mary Vercontaire Joseph and Clarinda (Normandin) 

7 Jimn.ie Russo, Jr 1 immie and Anne (Vitulaeu) 

s Astrid Elizabeth Hanson Ernest Wilfred and Vilma (Renstrom) 

13 Edwin Norman Gibb Cecil and Miriam J. (Whitney) 

13 Peter Narus Peter and Lena (Portenous) 

14 Frank Taggart Vennard 3rd Prank T. and Theresa (Bell) 

17 Donald Boyd McCrady (twin) ...Boyd and Helen (Linstad) 

17 Doug-las Linstad McCrady, (twin)Boyd ami Helen (Linstad) 

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18 Alfred David Lebel Joseph and Yvonne (Raymond) 

22 Cecillia Ferriera Joseph and Marie (Assuncion) 

23 Ellen Ruth Peverill Charles and Lillian (Bell) 

25 Joseph Henry Monette Joseph and Alice (Smith) 

27 Lillian Fern Thompson Frank W. and Isabelle (Inch) 

29 Stillborn 

29 Margaret Alice Barbara Cook ..Gordon and Ellen M. (Cameron) 



DEC. 

7 Anna Madden Kenneth and Gertrude (Hessian) 

7 John Lester Monette John L. and Alice (Courtney) 

8 Frank Miller Anthony W. and Eline M. (Hansen) 

10 Alfred George Marcotte Alfred and Mary (Gervais) 

11 i Borden Joseph and Agnes (Gurek) 

11 Raymond Armand Millette Joseph W. and Marie A. (Frechette) 

13 Joseph Albert Raymond Lambert. Theodule and Theana (Collett) 

19 Saunders John A. and Janett (Peverill) 

22 Christine Dorothy Lapham Nathan G. and Pauline (Worden) 

25 Leo Belida Elias and Olge (Kostochki) 

25 Mary Irene Lyone Ferron Louis J. and Yvonne (Langlois) 

30 Leedberg Oscar and Ingeborg (Anderson) 

31 Fred Deamcis Victor and Laurencia (Brulee) 



MAURI AGES 
Date Name Residence Birthplace 

JAN. 
14 Victor A. Miner Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

Mary Elizabeth Monehan Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

17 Melmon Smith Chelmsford Chelmsford. Mass. 

Norah Mahoney Chelmsford Quincy , Mass. 

28 Ernest M. Sweeney Chelmsford Washington, N. H. 

Selina Brooks Chelmsford Manchester. Eng. 

FEB. 

6 Omer J. Dudevoir Lowell Lowell. Mass. 

Mary C. Rayball Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

10 Donald C. Knapp Chelmsford Lowell. Mass. 

A. Leland Henderson Lowell Montgomery, Ala. 

MAR. 

6 William F. Connors Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

Yvonne M. Ayotte Chelmsford Chelmsford. Mass. 

6 Freeman Dearth Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Atabie Chamberlin Chelmsford Tewksbury, Mass. 

9 AYalter E. Vickery Chelmsford Antrim, X. H. 

Jennie E. (Henderson) Hildreth. Chelmsford . '. Linneus, Me. 

27 Minot James Anderson \mesbury. Mass. ..Cambridge, Mass. 

Ruth Mae Kempton Chelmsford Arlington, Mass. 



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APRIL 

3 Raymond Earl Eno Chelmsford Chelmsford. Mass. 

Grace Keating Goss Lowell E. Boston. Mass. 

3 Charles Winters Chelmsford Scotland 

Grace Louise Manchester Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

4 Hermano R. Almeida Lowell Azores 

Mary Veiga Chelmsford Lowell. Mass. 

10 Boyd Amos MeCrady Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Hehn Louise Linstad Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

17 Frank Taggart Vennard Chelmsford Manchester, N. H. 

Theresa. Bell Chelmsford So. Barre, Mass. 

18 Albert Conrad Atarahamson Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

Mary Ann Melia Westford England 

18 Josephat Boufford Westford Canada 

Rosanna Alivan A. Morin Westford Lowell, Mass. 

24 Edwin Eugene Dingman Winchester Winchester, X. H. 

Myrtle Louise (Brown) Dubois . . Winchester Canada 

24 Walter Crosby Kendall Lowell Lawrence, Mass. 

Alie (Monette) McCluskey Westford Lowell. Mass. 

2s Horace E. Boudreau Montreal Canada 

Marie E. (Maheu) Vezina Chelmsford Canada 



MAY 

5 Millard Hodge Chelmsford Chelmsford. Mass. 

Dorothy M. Taylor Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

9 Cornellius Cornellier Chelmsford Canada 

Mabel Lambert Lowell Lowell, Mass. 



JUNE 

1 Gerald Maxwell Kennedy Chelmsford Barre, Mass. 

Dorothy Chambers Emerson . . . .Chelmsford Chelmsford. Mass. 

6 William Joseph Davis Westford Lowell, Mass. 

Evelyn Smith Westford Pawtucket. K. I. 

14 Quincy B. Park Chelmsford, Mass. ..Brookline, Mass. 

Verna M. Slipp Lowell, Mass Milltown, X. B. 

1G Hugh Albert McDonald Lowell. Mass Lowell, Mass. 

Anna Helene Hallowood Chelmsford, Mass Lowell, Mass. 

23 George A. Davis Chelmsford, Mass Lowell, Mass. 

Elsie A. Smith Nashua, X. H Rochester. X. H. 

24 Ralph M. Barker Lowell, Mass Lowell, Mass. 

Ruth D. Stavley Chelmsford, Mass Lowell, Mass. 

26 John Harold Scott Lowell Lowell. Mass. 

Christian MacPherson Brown ..Chelmsford Hartford. Conn. 

2fi Charles E. Watt Chelmsford Chelmsford. Mass. 

Lois M. Braden Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

30 Walter W. Ed wards Chelmsford Westford. Mass. 

Annie Cap ton Westford, Mass England 

30 George Sears ( Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Edith Eskinola Lowell Lowell. Mass. 

30 Herbert Southward Lowell, .Miss England 

Mary H. (Popplewell) Knee land Chelmsford, Mass England 

30 Roy S Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Doris C. Whaley Lowell Richforck Vt. 



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JULY 

5 Joseph O. Giguere, Jr Chelmsford Haverhill, Mass. 

Marie Berthe Laplante Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

10 Robert Grant MacElroy Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Ellen Emma Paignon Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

10 "Walter J. Robinson Tewksbury, Mass. . . .Limington, Me. 

Marion (Amazen) Leonard Tewksbury .- Tyngsboro, Mass. 

20 John Edgar McMaster Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Alice Edith Hosmer Chelmsford Westford, Mass. 

21 Albert N. Webster Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

Doris G. Haynes Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

27 Lester Whiting Ball Chelmsford Wrentham, Mass. 

Adelaide A. Wright Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

31 Leigh Sherman Balcom Somerville, Mass Nova Scotia 

olive Mae Hanson Chelmsford, Mass. .Portsmouth, N. H. 

31 Louis Sears Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Mary Raposa Chelmsford, Mass Azores 



AUG. 
2 Frank Albert Bergsten Chelmsford Winchester, N. H. 

"Winifred Baum Westford. Mass England 

4 Warren D. Morrow . Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

Annie E. Lowe Lowell, Mass Biddeford, Me. 

4 Fred Ovide Ouellette Billerica Lowell, Mass. 

Fannie Christina Hedlund Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

5 Francis C. Strickland Chelmsford Meriden, Conn. 

Agnes Sherman Dadmun Chelmsford Erie, Penn. 

7 William James Macomber Springfield Boston, Mass. 

Gertrude Katherine Larsen Lowell Montpelier, Vt. 

11 William H. Peck Stow Stow, Mass. 

Eleanor Louise Warren Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

] 4 Harold E. Erikson Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

Oda Peterson Maynard Maynard, Mass 

1 '> Henry Joseph Mayo Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Mary Agnes McNamara Medford. Mass England 

25 Edwin Leslie Burne Chelmsford Fall River, Mass 

Molly Lofstedt Chelmsford. .Mass Sweden 

2S Ray Hamilton Pickard Chelmsford Boston, Mass 

Effie Darling Adams Chelmsford . . . Stipherson Fulls, X. Y. 



SEPT. 

- Armand Grenier Chelmsford, Mass Canada 

Gracia (Frechette) Bordeleau ...Lowell, Mass Canada 

2 Ralph Randall Kempton Chelmsford, Mass Nova Scotia 

Lillian Frances Godfrey Somerville Roxbury, Mass. 

r> John W. Bridgford Chelmsford Tyngsborough, Mass. 

Marie A. E. Gagnon Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

G Guy St. Clair Peverill Chelmsford Lowell. Mass. 

Ella May Stevens Tyngsborough Lowell, Mass. 

S Steward MacKay Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Pauline Jones Nashua, N. H Nashua, N. H. 

11 Louis J. Croft Billerica Canada 

Marjorie I. Dickinson Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

1 1 Leon Wheeler Pickard Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

lie May Venable Chelmsford Lowell. Muss. 



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11 George S. Yates Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

Ellen Cameron Winters Chelmsford Scotland 

12 Francis P. Syvret Chelmsford Jersey Island 

Mabel A. Yinal Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

IS Eustace B. Fiske Chelmsford Somerville, Mass. 

Beatrice H. Armstrong Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

18 Frank Staveley Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

Jennie Moore ( Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

22 Edward Stephen Butters "Wilmington Wilmington, Mass. 

Mary Agnes Donnelly W'estford Baltic, Conn. 

2."j Binar Emanuel Olaf Hanson .... Lowell Xorway 

Sofle Westberg Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mas.s. 

27 William Dusablon Chelmsford Winoski, Yt. 

Elizabeth (Dusablon) VVardwell .Chelmsford Winoski, Yt. 

29 Albert Carl Hedlund Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Irene Lily Collins So. Lowell Rhode Island 

OCT. 

2 Oscar Theodore Abrahamson ...Chelmsford Chelmsford. Mass. 

Marie Philemon Gagnon AYestford Westford, Mass. 

9 Alton W. Crowell Chelmsford Salem, Mass. 

Florence H. Craven Lowell Lawrence, Mass. 

10 William Fissette Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

Annie Lord Tyngsboro Boston, Mass. 

12 John T. McTeague Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

Agnes H. Glennon Manchester, X. H. . Manchester, N. H. 

17 Paul Fredolf Swanson Chelmsford Tewksbury, Mass. 

Beulah Merrill Kimball Littleton Littleton, Mass. 

23 George A. Prue Chelmsford AVestford, Mass. 

Yvonne Pinard Chelmsford Manchester, X. H. 

24 John Keely Boston So. Boston, Mass. 

Ora Barlow Tyngsboro Chelmsford, Mass. 

30 Frederick F. Callahan Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Edith Ready Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

30 Edward L. Googins Chelmsford Hancock, Me. 

Rosie E. (Dow) Young Ellsworth, Me Hancock, Me. 

NOV. 

17 Thomas Paul LaBelle Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Evelyn Gagnon : Lowell Chelmsford, Mass. 

23 Howard Carlson Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

Elizabeth Milbank Walk : Chelmsford Chicago, 111. 

24 Edward O. Dryden Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

Alice B. Wilson Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

24 James Francis Sheerin Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

Catherine Hellen McXamare Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

25 William H. Brown Chelmsford Westford, Mass. 

Freda W. Johnson Westford Westford, Mass-. 

25 Robert E. Ethridge Chelmsford . . . . . .Xewburyport, Mass. 

Yiola J. Bell Chelmsford Lowell, Mass. 

27 Clyde R. Dearborne Eaton Ctr., X. H. .Eaton Centre, X. H. 

Gladys P. Henderson Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

27 John Joseph Dunn Lowell Dunstable, Mass. 

Mary E. Welsh Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

29 James Green Chelmsford England 

Margaret Roughan Chelmsford Ireland 

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DEC. 

Max William Fels Lowell Paterson, N. J. 

Anna Louise Parker Tyngsboro Tyngsboro, Mass. 

11 Patrick Francis McGlinchey ....Lowell Lowell, Mass. 

< rladis Viola Kemp Chelmsford Chelmsford, Mass. 

15 John A. Shanks Chelmsford Dracut, Mass. 

Alice R. Crawford Dracut Dracut, Mass. 

18 Herbert James Gillanders Haverhill Canada 

Margaret Edna Wilkin Chelmsford Canada 

25 Ernest A. Scott Boston Kirwin, Kansas 

Violet Hoyt Boston Westford, Mass. 

27 Henry Giguere Chelmsford Everett, Mass. 

Clara Brunelle Lowell Mousup, Conn. 

29 Eugene Roscoe Teabo Carlisle Carlisle, Mass. 

Alice Myrtle Coburn Dracut Dracut, Mass. 



DEATHS 

The infant mortality rate for 1926 is 8.10 per cent. The mortality rate 
based on the last census taken in 1925 figured on a population of 6573 is 
15.21 per cent. 



Date 



Name 



Years 



Months 



Days 



JAN. 



] Maria C. Gonsalves 

6 ' teorge W. Clark 

Pi Michael Keenan ... 

11 Leo Callahan 

.icia Putney 

anil Crowley 

:iu Willard W. Bowen, Ji 



89. 



76. 



1 . 



12 



FEB. 



('harks S. Sullivan 57. 

Rosina F. Burkett 90 . 

A lvina Callahan 40 . 

I'atrick P. Cummings 54 , 



Georgiannia Craige Bethune 

Stillborn 

Stillborn 

Charles Henry Whitely .... 

Norman E. Lees 

Maurice Langlois 

Ralph Johnson , 

Rolland Arthur Leclair 

"Walter Sousa 



10. 



12 



,23 



2 min. 

25 

2 



MAR. 

5 Annie Racicot 61 — . 

22 Fannie Clinton 74 11, 

24 Abigail C. Colpitts 73 10. 

30 Martha Jane Campbell 89 9 , 



78 



APR. 

J Minnie Bell Smith 64 9 15 

2 George Henry Holt 82 6 4 

3 Alice Holland 75 — — 

5 Joseph M. Racicot 64 — — 

10 Emma L. Towle 73 — 3 

15 Alice E. Harmon 42 10 30 

15 Madelina Panessiti — — 3 

16 Stillborn 

16 Catherine E. McEnaney 67 — — 

16 Maria C. Panassiti 40 — — 

17 Harriett E. Gildee 63 — — 

IS Elizabeth Isabelle Guerrin 30 4 — 

19 William Hardman 78 7 19 

21 Izora Burpee 76 11 13 

21 Mary Ellen Cass 56 1 4 

25 Mary A. Richardson 70 S 10 

28 Robert A. Hedlund 4S 10 21 

29 Cecelia Ann Richardson 82 8 24 

MAY 

5 Gerald Greenwood — — 4 

5 Murdie Greenwood — — 4 

1 Jennie Narlyrka 3 10 7 

10 Mary Narlyrka 1 3 29 

15 Stillborn 

30 Stillborn 

JUNE 

1 John T. Smith S3 11 20 

10 Ann Scot Fairburn 89 — — 

14 Breck F. Emerson 40 1 8 

14 Paul McDonald 57 4 20 

14 Donald Leon Taisey 2 1 27 

16 Emma J. Perham 70 — — 

1 9 William Robertson 5 5 4 

19 Bessie Mary Sweetser 57 11 29 

22 Charles- Berry 79 2 15 

29 Helen Julia Zabierek — — 16 hrs. 

30 Teresa Remmes 81 11 5 

JULY 

1 Frank A. Lane 71 10 21 

2 Morton M. Wright, Jr — — 6 hrs. 

18 Jennie M. Spaulding 52 3 

21 Benjamin W. Clements 53 7 9 

23 Harry Percival 64 — 28 

25 George Benjamin Barrett Wright 77 7 1 

27 George D. Jones 25 — — 

29 Bertha Amanda Hedman 55 5 7 

30 Robert Shinkwin 59 — — 

31 Andrew B. Blackie 92 — 12 

AUG. 

2 Mary Fissette 25 7 11 

21 Elizabeth Fraser 76 10 21 



79 



1 

22 Emma Jane Hutchins S3. 

28 Ann Whitely 81. 

29 Daniel Einehan 55. 



SEPT. 

10 John J. McGillian 38 — — 

13 Margaret Welch 60 — — 

14 James F. Ryan 46 1 29 

15 Stillborn 

OCT. 

3 Martha M. Carville Fallon 36 — — 

6 Athel B. Connolly — — S 

9 Mary Jane Corr Cassily 73. — — 

9 Mildred Irene Chase — — 22 

13 Mabelle S. Wilson Nelson 33 S 14 

21 Mary Fenderson 74 6 20 

23 Anna Loretta Thursby 2S 1 — 

31 Adele E. Whittemore 52 6 23 

NOV. 

6 Samuel Smith 92 2 15 

7 James W. Wright 49 — — 

14 Charles F. Morse 70 6 14 

15 Syrias Bedard 59 2 18 

22 Anthony Poznick 7 — 22 

29 Stillborn 

30 Edouardina Gosselin 43 — — 

DEC. 

1 Cordelia Boisvert 42 5 14 

4 Theresa Vercontaire — — 28 

8 Abiah J. Bullock 92 6 — 

8 Frank Miller — — 3 hrs. 

27 Charles F. Shugrue 51 7 26 

29 Louisa M. Davis 42 — — 

27 Geraldine Estella Vickery 83 6 12 



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FINANCIAL KEI'OKT OK THE TOWN CLERK 



DOG LICENSES 



Male Dogs 467 

Females 78 

545 

RECEIPTS 

Dog Licenses $1,324.00 

State Dept. of Conservation Fees 537.75 

Birth Certificates 2.00 

Marriage Licenses 73.00 

Recording Fees 32.43 

Auto Dealers License 1 5.00 

Sunday Licenses 54.00 

Common Victuallers License 4.00 

Filling- Station Licenses 29.40 

Bpttling License 10.00 

Junk Licenses 1 2i00 

Denatured Alcohol Licenses 1 6.00 

Certificates of Registration 2.75 

Auctioneers' Licenses 2.00 

Pool and Bowling License 2.00 

Check Lists 6.50 

Death Certificates .50 

Undertakers License LOO 

Slaughter I louse License 1.00 



S2.125.33 

PAYMENTS 
To County: 

Dog Licenses $1,215.00 

To State Dept. of Conservation: 

Licenses 476.50 

To Town Treasurer: 

Dog License Fees 109.00 

Sporting License Fees 61.2") 

Birth Certificates 2.00 

Marriage Licenses 73.00 

Recording Fees 32.43 

Auto Dealers License 15.00 

Sunday Licenses 54.00 

Common Victuallers License 4.00 

Filling Station Licenses 29.40 

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life- License LO.OO 

Junk License J2.uo 

Denatured Alcohol License 1G.00 

Certificates of Registration 2.75 

Auctioneers License 2.00 

Pool and Bowling License 2.00 

Check Lists 6.50 

Death Certificates .50 

Undertakers License 1.00 

Slaughter House License 1.00 



$2,125.33 



HAROLD C. PETTERSOX, 

Town Clerk. 



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TOWN ACCOUNTANT'S REPORT 

January 1st. 1927. 
To the Honorable Board of Selectmen and to the Citizens of Chelms- 
ford : 

I herewith present my annual report in accordance with Chapter 0-4, 
Section 7, of Revised Laws. L have also presented all such other finan- 
cial matters as may be of gen sral interest. All transfers shown in this 
report were authorized by a vote of the Finance Committee of the Town 
of Chelmsford. 

RECEIPTS 
GENERAL REVENUE 

TAXES 

Current Year: 

Poll $ 2,034.00 

Personal Property 49,518.40 

Real Estate 123,614.99 

$175,167.39 
Previous Year: 

Poll 1,341.00 

Personal Property 10,211.43 

Real Estate 51,232.12 

62,784.55 

From the State: 

Corporation Tax 21,608.79 

National Bank Tax L91.21 

Street Railway Tax 988. 1 6 

Income Tax 1923 1 75.50 

Income Tax 1924 222.30 

Income Tax 1 925 705.00 

Income Tax 1926 29,265.07 

$ 53,156.03 
Total from Taxes $291,107.97 

GRANTS AND GIFTS 
From County: 

Dog- Licenses 1,269.49 

Boston — Acton — Billerica Roads 11,981.33 

$ 13,250.32 
From State: 

Boston— Acton— Billerica Reads 11.9S1.32 

$ 11,981.32 
Total from Grants and Gifts $ 25,232.14 

83 



FINES .AND FORFEITS 
Court Fines 1 ,596.76 

s 1,596.76 

Total from Fines & Forfeits $ 1,396.76 

LICENSES AND PERMITS 

Marriage Licenses $ 73.00 

Auto Dealers Licenses $ 15.00 

Sunday Licenses 54.00 

Common Victuallers Licenses 4.00 

Auctioneers Licenses 2.00 

Filling- Station Licenses 29.40 

Certificates of Registration 2.75 

Slaughter House License- 1 .00 

Bottling License 1 0.00 

Peddler's License 12.00 

Milk & Oleo License 21.50 

Gas Permits 61.38 

Peddlers Lie. From State 48.00 

All Other 232.68 

s 564.71 

Total from Licenses and Permits . . S 564.71 

SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS 

Moth 1923 $ 12.80 

Moth 1924 4.66 

Moth 1 925 75.56 

Moth 1926 172.40 

265.42 
Total from Special Assessments s 265.42 

( ; ENERA L GOVE! tNMENT 

Collector of Taxes: r 

Costs on Tax Sales $ 272.1!) 

( tosts on Demands, etc 1 47.00 

I 419.19 
Puhlic Buildings: 

Lent North Town Hall $ 289.00 

Rent Centre Town Hall 167. Oil 

I 456.00 
Total for General Government $ 875.19 

PROTECTION OF PERSONS AND PROPERTY 
Fire Dept.: 

Reimhursement on Acct. of Fires., s 27.25 

s 27.25 

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Sealer of Weights and Measures: 

For Sealing and Testing $ 123.54 

$ 123.54 
Forestry: 

Extermination of Moths (from state) $ 69.65 

Hale of Lead 295. 

365.47 
Total for Protection of Person and 

Property s 516.26 

HEALTH DEPARTMENT 

Contagious Diseases $ 273.75 

273.75 
Total for I [ealth Dept 273.75 

H EG H WA VS DEPARTM ENT 
Construction: 

Damage to Fences 1 5.02 

Gravel, Oil, Stone, Labor & Trucking- 140.74 

155.71! 
Total for Highways $ ! 55.70 

CHARITY DEPARTMENT 
Almsho 

Sale of Produce $ L.337.92 

1,337.92 

Outside Poor Reimbursements: 

From Individuals I 291.00 

From Cities and Towns 894.09 

From State for Mothers' Aid 1,980.53 

3,165.(12 
Total for Charity Dept ¥ 4,503.54 

SOLDIERS' F> EN BFITS 

State Aid I 364.00 

Soldiers' Exemptions 107.32 

Soldiers' Relief 165.00 

636.32 
Total for Soldiers' Benefits $ 636.32 

SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Tuition : 

Stat.' Wards $ 949.28 

Other Tuition 390.56 

Vocational School (from state) 1,240.52 

2,588.36 
Total for School Dept I 2,580.36 

85 



Unclassified: 

Dividend on Insurance Policy .$ 

Sale of History '. 93.60 

127.3s 
Total for Unclassified S 1 27.38 



CEAI ETERY DEPA RTM ENT 
Sale of Lots: 

Riverside Cemetery $ 60.00 

Pine Ridge Cemetery 83.00 

Hart Pond Cemetery 40.00 

West Chelmsford Cemetery 70.00 

253.00 
Sale of Lumber: 

Pine Ridge $ 259.68 

259. CS 
Sale of Sand: 

Pine Ridge s 53.70 

53.70 
Total for Cemeteries $ 566.38 

INTEREST 

On Deposits S 646.03 

On Taxes 3,414.49 

On Trust Funds (Cem. P. Care) 768.00 

4,828.52 
Total for Interest $ 4,828.52 



MUNICIPAL INDEBTEDNESS 

Anticipation of Revenue $130,000.00 

130,000.00 
Total for Municipal Indebtedness . . $130,000.00 

AG ENCY— TRUST— INVESTMENT 

Agency : 

Chelmsford Water District $ 6,921.73 

North Chelmsford Fire District 3,783.58 

$ 10,705.31 
Cemetery Perpetual Care $ 475.00 

475.00 
Total for Agency — Trust and 

Investment , $ 11,180.21 



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REFUNDS 



Town Clerk and Accountant's .Main. 

I [ighway — General 

Highway 1925 

School L925 

State Aid 

Vocational School 

Outside Poor 

Unclassified 



5.04 
32.50 
42.81 

9.52 

6.00 
101.95 
15.00 

1.00 



Total for Refunds 



Total Receipts for 1926 
Cash on Hand Jan. 1, 1926 



313.82 



313.82 



124.59 

75.91S.90 



Total Receipts 1926 and Cash on Hand Jan. 1, 1926 .$551,243.49 

^Total Payments for 1926 551,015.82 



Cash on Hand Dec. 31, 1926 



227.67 



PAYMENTS 

GENERAL GOVERNMENT 

LEGISLATIVE 

Mode r j tot: 

Salary $ 10-00 

EXECUTIVE 

Selectmen: 

Salaries I 650.00 

Other Expenses: 

Stationery and Postage $ 35.29 

Printing and Advertising 79.85 

Transportation 6.00 

Telephone 42.23 

All Other 9-62 

Town Cleric and Account: 

Salary $ 2,000.00 

Other Expenses: 

Clerk Hire $ 9-00 

Stationery and Postage 21.09 

Printing and Advertising 111.23 

Copy of D< eds 

Binding 65-28 

Typewriter ' !, - :, ° 



87 



10.00 



650.00 



173.04 



2,000.00 






Collector and Treasurer: 

Salary $ 1,500.00 

$ 1,500.00 
other Expenses: 

Clerk Hire 56.50 

Stationery and Postage 71.47 

Printing and Advertising 81.70 

Tra asportation 2r>.i > ." 

Telephone ls.no 

Registering Notes 115.50 

$ 368.42 

in r's I tond: 
nium $ 31 1.50 

$ 311.50 

sors: 
Salaries $ 1,578.92 

$ 1,578.92 

Other Expenses: 

Stationery and Postage $ 12.1s 

Printing and Advertising- 111.29 

$ 123.47 

Transpoi tation: 

Auto Hire $ 138.80 

$ 138.80 

Law Dept.: 
Town Counsel, Salary | 300.00 

s £00.00 

Election and Registration: 

gistrars' Salaries $ 104.45 

tion Officers' Wages 652.91 

Town Meeting Checkers 24. on 

New Ballot Boxes (2) 153. NT 

Printing and Advertising 140.:!! 

Meals ~>.m> 

Transportation 73.00 

Fu< 1 ...r 1.50 

Ren1 25.00 ^ 

.Ml Other 16.95 ™ 

$ 1,197.52 
Appraisers: 
Salaries I 30.00 

$ 30.00 

Expens< : 

Typewriting s 3.00 



3.00 



88 



Finance Committee: 
Expense -Advertising .f> 3.06 

$ 3.06 

Public Buildings: 
Janitors' Salaries $ 900.00 

$ 900.00 

Fuel * 407. fid 

Light 2r>x.44 

Water 20.00 

Miscellaneous 1 4..J8 

Supplies ."..77 

| 70 4.H!) 

Repairs ) 1,096.06 

1,096.06 
pther Expenses: 
Janitors' Sundries $ 65.03 

$ 65.03 

Total for General Government $ 11,441.61 

PROTECTION OF PERSONS AM' PROPERTY 

Police: 

Patrolmen $ 2,992.00 

Special Officers 790.97 

Constable 18.50 

Transportation 351.00 

Telephone 2*^95 

Keeping Prisoners 40.75 

Equipment for Men * 214.45 

Repairs on Motor Cycles, Gas and Oil 175.85 

$ 4,609.47 
Fire Department: 

Salaries — Engineers $ 350.00 

Salaries— -Firemen 2.802.00 

$ 3,152.0(1 
Janitors : 

Salaries $ 325.00 

$ 325.00 

Engineers' Expenses $ 74.80 

$ 74.80 

Labor and Expenses $ 591.60 

$ 591.60 

Suppli s I 193.35 

193.35 

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Repairs 
Buildings $ 108.31 

$ 10S.31 

Telephones and Alarms s 599.02 

$ 599.02 

Maintenance of Trucks: 

Repairs S 249. G4 

Gas and Oil 86.74 

Hose on Trucks, etc 163.62 

$ 500.00 

$ 500.00 

New Equipment: 

For Men $ 131.50 

For Dept. General 318.50 

$ 450.00 

Hydrant Service: 

North Chelmsford $ 750.00 

Chelmsford Centre 750.00 

West Chelmsford 20.00 

| 1,520.00 

Fuel | 402.4S 

Light T2.:;t 

Water S.00 

$ 482.85 

Rent: 

At Centre I 1 st.00 

At West 150.00 

$ 337.00 

Improving: Fire Alarm System: 

Wire, Cable, Boxes, etc., Labor $ 994. 13 

$ 994.13 

New Fire Truck: 

Chelmsford Pumper $ 7.500.00 

$ 7,500.00 
Sealer of Weights and -Measures: 

Sealer Labor $ 198.00 

Stationery and Postage 3.19 

Supplies 1 2.63 

$ 213. S2 

Moth Department: 

Supt. Salary $ 500.00 

Labor 1,229.82 

Stationer}', Printing' and Advertising ... 16.27 

Insecticides 586.53 

Hardware and Tools 1.50 

90 



II- pairs 81.09 

All Other 

2,421.71 
Tree Warden: 

Labor $ 164.15 

Stationery and Postage 4.2.") 

Hardware and Tools 4.68 

Trees L5.00 

All Other 2.00 

$ 190.03 

Forest Fires: 

Warden Salary $ 50.00 

Fighting Fires 1,072.77 

Clerk Hire 5.00 

Apparatus 158.60 

Inspection 10.00 

Truck Hire 5.50 

Stationery and Advertising 7.71 

Tools 43.80 

Supplies 34.^2 

All Other 3.00 

$ 1,391.20 



Total for Protection to Persons and 

Property $ 25,654.29 

HEALTH AND SANITATION 

Board of Health: 

Salaries $ 650.00 

650.00 
Transportation: 

Auto Hire and Car Fares % Ki2.36 

$ 162.36 

Agent: 

Sala ry $ 1 no. 00 

100.00 
Transportation: 
Auto Hire I 182.26 

$ 1S2.26 

Aid: 

Board and Treatment $ 72.43 

Medical Attendance 140.79 

Drugs and .Medicines 8.79 

Groceries and Provisions 09. SO 

Hospitals 595.00 

Board and Treatment 1^4.00 

Vaccination 11.50 

1,112.40 

91 



Maintenance: 

Stationery and Postage $ 24.88 

Printing and Advertising 10.94 

Drugs and Medicines 35.04 

Fumigation and Disinfectants 9.41 

Vital Statistics 9.50 

Telephone 2.G2 

Burying Dead Animals -. 32.00 

Supplies 71.90 

All Other 3.53 



Animal Inspector: 

Salary $ 200.00 



199.91 



200.00 



Meat Inspector: 
Salary i? |599.77 



$ 599.77 



Milk Inspector: 

Salary $ 350.00 



$ 350.00 

Total for Health and Sanitation $ 3,556.70 

HIGHWAYS 
Supt. Salary $ 2,500.00 



s :».500.00 



Highway General: 

Labor $ 9,639.24 

Teams 1,847.00 

Stone. Gravel, etc 758.30 

Equipment and Repairs 2,539.32 

Transportation 12.50 

Removal of Snow 9,200.94 

Bubbler Fountain 12.00 

Kent 6.00 

All Other 1,016.52 



$ 25,031.82 



Highway Truck Main: 

Truck No. 1 $ 513.11 

Truck Xo. 2 626. 1 6 

Truck Xo. :; 773.04 

Gas and Oil 94.07 



$ 2,006. 3* 



Highway: 

Road Binder— Oil $ 7,291.66 



$ 7,291.66 



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Cutting Brush: 
Labor | 496.11 

s 496.1] 

Street Lighting: 

Light $ 12.925.00 

$ 12,925.60 
Street Signs: 
Signs— iPosts— Gas Tanks $ 195.17 

$ ' L95.17 
Newfield Street: 

Labor— Stone— Binder $ 1,499.87 

$ 1,499.87 
Reflex Sighs: 

Signs and Posts $ 300.00 

$ 300.00 

Boston Road:' 
Labor— ,Stone— Binder $ 18,140.27 

| 18,140.27 
Acton Road: 

Labor— Stone— Binder $ 14,239.32 

$ 14,239.32 
Billerica Road: 

Labor and Gravel $ 2,969.90 



$ 2,959.90 



Sprague Avenue: 

Labor— Gravel $ 493.12 



•$ 493.12 



North Road Sidewalk: 

Labor and Gravel $ 234.90 



$ 234.90 



Wilson Street: 
Labor— Gravel— Oil $ 963.49 



$ 903.49 

Russell Mill Road: 

Labor $ 299.39 

$ 299.39 

Total for Highways ? 89,576.40 



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CHARITY 1 )]•: I 'A UT.M EJNT 
ers: 
Salaries S 225.00 



Maintenance: 

J 'riming— Stationery — Postage $ 15.00 



Outside Poor: 

< in >ceries and Provisions $ 1,100.19 

Coal and Wood 33.99 

Board and Care 246.00 

Medicine and Medical Attendance 273.48 

State Institutions 464.1 1 

Ambulance Service 36.00 

All Other 81.90 

Relief by Other Cities and Towns: 

Cities 913.25 

Mothers' Aid: 

Town 2,794.80 

Other Cities and Towns 90S. 91 

Other Casts: 

State 702.15 

Almshouse: 

Supt. Salary $ 900.00 



Other Expense: 

Other Employees $ 16.25 

Groceries and Provisions 585.08 

Dry Goods and Clothing 19.38 

Fuel and Light 329.69 

Hay and Grain 494.42 

Supplies 61.44 

Cattle 280.00 

Blacksmith 21.41 

Water 27.00 

Veterinary 3.00 

All Other 3.72 

Medical Attendance 5 LOS 

Buildings 60.41 



Repairs: 

Buildings $ 55.54 



Soldiers' Benefits: 

State Aid ? 318.00 

Military Aid 12.00 

Soldiers' Relief v 673.00 



225.00 



15.00 



7,554.81 



900.00 



1,955.85 



55.54 



? 1,003.00 
Total for Charities $ 11,709.20 

94 



SCHOOL DEPARTMENT 

Administration: 

Supt Salary $ 3,199.92 

lommittee Secretary Salary 12'5.00 

Truant Officer 9.50 

Printing 1 . Stationery, Postage 101.52 

Telephone 132.95 

Traveling Expenses 305.36 

All Other 35,28 

Diplomas — Graduating Exercises 88.52 



New Equipment: 
Map, Globes, Charts, etc $ 1,496.46 



Instruction: 

Teachers' Salaries, High $ 14,251.40 

Teachers' Salaries, Elementary 43,138.13 

Evening 54.00 

Supervisors 2,893.44 

Text and Reference Books, High 973.05 

Text and Reference Books, Elementary. . 1,451.62 

Supplies. High 53 , .47 

Supplies. Elementally 1,115.33 



Operation and Maintenance: 

Janitors Salaries, High $ 1,709.94 

Janitors' Salaries, Elementary 5,650.00 

Fuel. High 1,637.76 

Fuel, Elementary 4,044.98 

Liffht. Power, Water 1,050.74 

rs, High 1,103.39 

Repairs, Elementary 2,894.33 

Janitors' Supplies, High 336. S5 

Janitors' Supplies, Elementary 149.24 



Auxiliary Agencies: 

Transportation, High ? 4.2S5.59 

Transportation, Elementary 4,276.64 

Physicians 600.00 

School Xurse, Salary 1,500.00 

School Xurse, Expense 75.88 



New Grammar School at Chelmsford Centre (1925): 

General Contract ? 25,418.34 

Heating Contract 6,876.67 

Plumbing Contract 1,676.67 

Electrical Contract 2,175.82 

Architect and Engineer 1,421.84 

Grading 2,874.07 

Furniture 1,511.75 

95 



3,998.05 



1,496.46 



$ 64,414.42 



$ 18,577.23 



$ 10,738.11 



Wells 500.15 

Extras 5,33$.12 

Miscellaneous 419.69 

Vocational School: 

Tuition $ 3, 270. 70 

$ 3,270.70 
Plans & Spec for New Heat. Plants, Xo. & West: 
Plans and Specifications I 350.00 

$ 350.00 

Technical Advice & Layout Toilet System, West: 

Advice and Layout $ 26.50 

$ 26,50 

Plans and Specifications Grading Athletic Field: 

Plans and Specifications '. % 100.00 

% 100.00 
New Heating Systems. No. and West Schools: 

New Heating Systems | 12,428.00 

| 12,428.00 

Total for School Department $ 163,610.59 

LIBRARIES 

Adams % 2,000.00 

North Chelmsford 1,200.00 

% 3,200.00 

Total for Libraries ,200.00 

RECREATION AND UNCLASSIFIED 
Parks: 

Labor $ 373.00 

Equipment 76.90 

Dressing 60.20 

Trees and Flowers (16.50 

Care of Flags 67.75 

All Other 2.80 

$ 647.15 

Expense of Committee on Improving 
Common: 
Surveying $ 30.00 

$ 30.00 

Memorial Day: 

Music % 60.00 

Oration 10.00 

Quartet 20.00 



96 



Printing .» 7.00 

Dinner 05. 00 

Flag Stands 3.00 

Recitation 5.00 

Flowers 1.50 

Flags 27.00 



198.50 

Village Cluck: 
Donation \ $ 30.00 



30.00 



Town Reports: 

Printing Reports $ 569.94 

Printing Finance Com. Recommendations 39.90 

Distribution 100.00 



$ 709.S4 

Aid to Agriculture and Home Economics: 

Donation $ 400.00 

$ 400.00 

Unpaid Bills, 1925: 

Highway Truck Main $ 45.95 

Assessors 271.10 

Town Counsel 352.50 

Public Buildings 29.99 

Police 12.25 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 51.00 

Board of Health 304.16 

Street Lights 1,177.44 

Outside Poor 1,070.95 

Almshouse 47.75 

School Dept 156.32 

Park Dept 10.00 % 

Selectmen Main 17.00 

Heat and Vent. Advice Xq. Ch. School 25.00 



$ 3,571.41 



Insurance on Public Buildings: 
Premium $ 465.50 



$ 465.50 



Damages: 

- Personal $ 564.20 

Land Damages. Dalton Rd 530.00 



$ 1,094.20 



Band Concerts: 

Band $ 300.00 



Marking Historic Spots: 

Tablets I 250.00 



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300.00 



$ 250.00 



Littleton Road Damages: * 

Land Taking $ 490.00 

$ 490.00 

Re: Walter Marinel: 

Taxes 1923 $ 39.37 

$ 39.37 

Celebration: 

4th July Sesqui Centennial | 49.40 

$ 49.40 

Total for Recreation and Unclassified.. $ 8,275.37 



ENTERPRISES AND CEMETERIES 

Cemeteries: 
Commissioners" Salaries $ 105.00 

$ 105.00 

Forefathers: 

Labor $ 430.95 

Tools 26.40 

Water 7.00 

Shrubs 3.50 

Miscellaneous 15.82 

$ 483.67 

Hart Pond: 

Labor $ 462.88 

Tools 36.40 

$ 499.28 

Pine Ridge: 

Labor ? " 711.14 

Tools 15.95 

Transportation 5.00 

$ 732.09 

Riverside: 

Labor $ 400.70 

Water 15.00 

Miscellaneous 30.00 

$ 445.70 

West Chelmsford: 

Labor $ 322.20 

Tools 3.50 

Water 8.00 

Tool House 120.00 



? 453.70 

98 



Faiiview: 

Labor $ 

Gas, Oil, Gravel, etc., in construction 
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Total for Cemeteries $ 3,782.28 



INTEREST AND MATURING DEBT 

Temporary Loans $ 2,181.68 

High School Loan 1,365.00 

North Road Loan No. 3 144.00 

We st land School Loan 1,500.00 

Motor Fire Apparatus 140.70 

Acton Road No. 1 216.00 

E, Chelmsford Fire Station 38.48 

Groton Road No. 1 90.00 

Groton Road No. 2 142.50 

Boston Road No. 4 171.00 

School Truck Loan "White" 52.54 

E. Chelmsford School House Add 760.00 

Boston Rd. No. 5, Acton Rd. No. 2, 

C. C. and R. Rds 272.00 

Stone Crusher 93.50 

Highway Truck Loan, 1925 174.98 

New Grammar School at Centre 5,026.48 



$ 12,368.86 



Maturing Debt: 

High School Loan, Note 84 $ 3,250.00 

North Road Loan No. 3, Note 44 2,400.00 

-Westland School Loan, Note 35 5,000.00 

Motor Fire Apparatus, Note 49 2,680.00 

Acton Road No. 1, Note 67 2.400.00 

E. C. Fire Station, Note 60 570.00 

Groton Road No. 1, Note 73 1,000.00 

Groton Road No. 2, Note 80 1,200.00 

Boston Road No. 4, Note 95 1,200.00 

School Truck Loan "White", Note 91... 1,106.00 

E. C. Schoolhouse Add., Note. 94 2,000.00 

Boston 5, Acton 2, C. C. and R. Rds., 

Note 103 • • 1,600.00 

Stone Crusher, Note 112 1,100.00 

Highway Trucks 1,111.00 

New Grade School at Centre 8,676.00 

Anticipation of Revenue 130,000.00 



$ 165,293.00 
Total for Interest and Maturing Debt.. $ 177,661.86 

99 



AGEXCY, TRUST AND INVESTMENT 

Agency: 

State Tax $ 23.056.0S 

County Tax 13,726. S2 

Chelmsford Water District Tax 6,921.73 

North Chelmsford Fire District Tax 3.7S3.5S 

$ 47.4S8.21 
Trust: 

Cemetery Perpetual Care Donations ....$ 475.00 

| 475.00 

Interest: 

Forefathers Cemetery $ 410.00 

Hart Pond Cemetery 92.00 

Pine Ridge Cemetery 45.00 

Riverside Cemetery 81.00 

West Chelmsford Cemetery 138.00 

Ora A. G. Flint Fund 35.00 

$ SOI. 00 

Investment: 
Insurance Sinking Fund $ 3,500.00 

$ 3,500.00 

Total for Agency, Trust and Investment 
Refunds: 

Taxes, 1920 $ 122.27 

Taxes, 1922 156.54 

Moth Tax, 1920 4.50 

I 283.31 

Total for Refunds 

Total Payments for 1926 



$ 52,264.21 



283.31 



$ 551,015.82 



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State Tax $ 16,920.00 

Auditing Municipal Accounts 1,414.33 

Repairs to State Highways 4,721.75 

County Tax 13,726.82 

Chelmsford Water District 6,921.73 

North Chelmsford Fire District 3,783.58 

( Ynutery Perpetual Care Funds 475.00 

Temporary Loans 130,000.00 

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Tax. 1922 156.54 

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Funds Transferred from Reserve fo Depts 1,379.72 

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REPORT OF ASSESSORS FOR THE YEAR E1VDIXG DEC. 31, 1926 



Value of buildings $ 4,134,728.00 

Value of land 1,601,797.00 

Total value of real estate 15,736,525.00 

Total value of personal estate 1,828,280.00 

Total value of assessed estate $7,564,805.00 

Rate $30.00 per $1,000.00 

Number of polls assessed 1,956 

Assessed on polls only 622 

Residents assessed on property: 

Individuals 1,978 

All others 22 

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Non-residents assessed on property: 

Individuals 328 

All others 25 

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Total number assessed 2,975 

Number of horses assessed 273 

Number Of cows assessed 917 

Number of sheep assessed 9 

Number of neat cattle other than cows assessed 78 

Number of swine assessed 117 

Number of fowl assessed 12,435 

Number of dwellings assessed ' 1,630 

Number of acres of land assessed 14,627 

Appropriations voted at Annual and Special 

Meetings $228,042.67 

Loans and interest 46,785.33 

State tax 16,920.00 

State highway tax 4,721.75 

State audit 1,414.33 

County tax 13,726.82 

Overlay 1,113.32 

$312,724.22 

Estimated receipts $ 61,868.07 

Free cash 20,000.00 

1,956 polls at $2.00 each 3,912.00 

Tax on property 226,944.15 

$312,724.22 

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The Assessors and Collector of Taxes have received considerable criti- 
cism in the past few years, for not getting the tax bills out before October 
first, some saying it used to be done, and they could not see any reason 
why it could not be done at the present time. If those persons were at all 
familiar with the work of assessing and collecting the taxes, we think 
they would understand why it takes more time than in former years. If 
the assessors do not have the help and cooperation of the tax payers which 
the law requires, it ^\ ill take more time to determine the amount of property 
and find the tax rate. 

The Collector can not make out and deliver the tax bills until he gets 
a commitment list from the Assessors. Following will be found a table for 
the comparison of valuations, appropriations, state and county tax, rates 
and persons assessed on property, for the past twenty years, showing in 
part the extra work of the two offices. You will note, there are about 1,000 
more people paying taxes on property in the town than in 1906. In 1906, 
1907 and several years prior there were five men on the Board of Assessors. 
Since that time there have been but three, with the duties increasing each 
year; at that time there were 135 transfers to be copied from the records at 
the Registry of Deeds, now there are close to 300. In 1908 the North Chelms- 
ford Fire District, and in 1914 the Chelmsford Water District were estab- 
lished. The property in these two Districts must be assessed, and separate 
commitment lists given to the Collector. 

The Assessors must be familiar with the boundary lines of these districts 
which divide the property of many of the taxpayers. A list of assessed 
polls and a list of women giving the address for the current year, the pre- 
vious year, occupation and age, must be made for the use of the Registrars. 
A list of all male persons liable for military duty, a list of the dogs in 
town, and many other returns must be made to the Town and State officials. 

Each year the Director of Accounts calls for the valuations and abate- 
ments of the three previous 3 r ears, to determine the boi-rowing capacity of 
the town. We have caused an article to be inserted in the warrant for the 
acceptance of an Act passed and approved by the legislature in 1921 allowing 
the appointment of assistant assessors. 

By their help the assessors would not be so long doing the field work, 
and would get to the office work much earlier than under the present 
conditions. 

We hope the voters will give it due consideration and by voting for the 
acceptance of the Act, they can prove their desire to cooperate with the 
assessors in their efforts to determine the tax rate and get the tax bills out 
on an earlier date. 



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Table showing the increase in Valuations, Appropriations, State and County Tax, 
rate and persons assessed on property in the past twenty years. 













Persons 








State & County 




assessed 




Valuation 


Appropriatior 


l tax 


Rate ( 


>n property 


1906 


$3,153,080.00 


$ 42,1 1. ->..>:> 


$ 6,907.43 


$14.90 


1,380 


1907 


3,298,410.00 


43,411.54 


7,208.93 


14.00 


1,428 


1908 .... 


4,088,385.00 


52,194.58 


8,591.:>s 


13.80 


1,2S4 


1909 


4,524,105.00 


57.584.00 


8,281.14 


13.20 


1,386 


1910 .... 


4,419,940.00 


61,310.02 


12,893.96 


15.00 


1,378 


1911 


4,220,425.00 


79,192.17 


12,427.18 


19.40 


1,434 


1912 


4,309,910.00 


63,374.9:; 


11,667. :>7 


14.20 


1,467 


1913 


4,464,607.00 


69,561.44 


12,580.60 


16.00 


1,472 


1914 .... 


4,470,900.00 


68,315.36 


14,346.07 


15.70 


1,502 


191-5 


4,514,610.00 


67,858.75 


15,946.23 


17.80 


1,481 


1916 .... 


4, 581, 125.00 


70,031.19 


14,1536.36 


15.10 


1,551 


1917 .... 


4,788,770.00 


83,693.45 


17,308.49 


18.20 


1,664 


1918 


5,010,625.00 


91,698.45 


18,361.39 


22.00 


1,660 


1919 


5.1S2.265.00 


110,178.00 


23,577.94 


22.00 


i.7;j2 


1920 .... 


(5.421,540.00 


147,504.00 


30,441.41 


23.70 


1,786 


1921 .... 


6,551,220.00 


174,031.19 


39,287.08 


27.70 


1,850 


1922 .... 


6,707,940.00 


179,147.97 


33,576.44 


34.00 


1,854 


192:; .... 


6,713,265.00 


174,373.74 


33,547.16 


28.00 


2.007 


1924 


7,139,975.00 


212,619.04 


26,788.39 


28.50 


2,182 


1925 .... 


7,360,800.00 


2:!7,985.95 


35,320.14 


31.50 


2,199 


1926 .... 


7,504,805.00 


274.828.00 


36,772.90 


30.00 


2,353 



The above table shows that the work of Assessors and Collector . is 
nearly double what it was in 1906, with the town taxes, outside of the Fire 
and Water District. Do you wonder why they are late in getting- out the 
bills? 

Respectfully submitted, 

HERBERT C. SWEETSER, 
WILLIAM J. QUIGLEY, 
WARREN WRIGHT, 

Assessors. 



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REPORT OF TOWN TREASURER 

('ash on hand December 31, 1925 $ 75,918.90 

Receipts for the year ending Dec. 31, 1926 475,324.59 

$551,243.49 
Payments on Warrants drawn by Town Accountant for the year 

ending' Dec. 31, 1926 $551,015.82 

Cash on hand .' 227.67 

$551,243.49 

E. W. SWEETSEH 
Treasurer. 
Dec. 31, 1926. 



TAX COLLECTOR'S RETORT OF NO. CHELMSFORD FIRE DIST. 

Tax of 1923 $ 14.75 

Interest collected since Dec. 31, 1926 2.26 

' $ 17.01 

raid Treasurer of Fire District Tax $ 14.75 

Paid Treasurer of Fire District Interest 2.26 

$ 17.01 

Tax of 1021 $ 114.80 

Interest collected 6.00 

$ 120.80 

Paid Treasurer of Fire District Tax $ 76.87 

1'aid Treasurer of Fire District Interest 6.00 

Uncollected Tax 37.93 

$ 120.80 

Tax of 1925 % 743.64 

Interest collected 20.75 

$ 764.39 

Paid Treasurer of Fire District Tax $ 634.75 

I 'aid Treasurer of Fire District Interest 20.75 

Uncollected Tax 108.89 

$ 764.39 

Tax of 1926 $ 3,546.37 

Interest collected 1-86 

$ 3,548.23 

Paid Treasurer of Fire District $ 2,955.90 

I 'aid Treasurer of Fire District 1.86 

Uncollected Tax 590.47 

$ 3,548.23 

E. W. SWEETSER 

Collector. 
Dec. 31, 1926. 

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TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT FOR CHELMSFORD 
WATER DISTRICT 

TAX OF 1924 

Tax of 1924 uncollected Dec. 31, 1925 S 303.27 

Interest collected since Dec. 31, 1925 6.Z4 

309.51 

Paid Treasurer lof Chelmsford Water District as Tax % I'A.bll 

Paid Treasurer of Chelmsford Water District as Interest 6.24 

Uncollected tax to new account 238.74 

$ 309.51 
TAX OF 1925 

Tax of 1925 uncollected Dec. 31, 1925 | 2,501.35 

Interest collected since Dec. 31, 1925 75.58 

S 2,576.93 

Paid Treasurer of Chelmsford Water District as tax i> 1.941.31 

Paid Treasurer of Chelmsford Water District as interest 75.58 

Uncollected tax to new account 560.04 

$ 2,576.93 
TAX OF 1926 

Tax on list of 1926 | 7.137.10 

Additional tax 22.47 

Interest collected since Oct. 1, 1926 5.00 

$ 7,164.57 

Paid Treasurer of Chelmsford Water District as .tax $ 4.817.63 

Paid Treasurer of Chelmsford (Water District as interest 5.00 

Uncollected tax to new account 2,341.94 



7.164.57 



E. W. SWEETSBR 
Collector. 
Dec. 30, 1926. 



TAX COLLECTOR'S REPORT 

Tax of 1 923 $ 2,829.59 

Less error and abatements 365.31 

$ 2.464.2S 

Moth tax $135.20 

Less error 122.40 12.80 

Interest collected 378.35 

$ 2.855.43 

Paid Treasurer tax $ 2,464.28 

Paid Treasurer interest 378.35 

Paid Treasurer moth 12.80 

$ 2,855.43 

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Tax of 1924 > s. 159.12 

Less abatements L03.23 

s 8,355.89 

Moth tax 14.85 

Interest collected 485.62 

% 

Paid Treasurer tax $ 4,849.75 

Paid Treasurer moth 4.66 

raid Treasurer interest 485.62 

Uncollected tax 3,506.14 

Uncollected moth 10.1!) 

$ 8.856.36 

Tax of 1925 % 68,387.15 

Less abatements 232.95 

| 68,154.20 

Moth tax additional 7- _ , . r»r» 

Interest collected 2.220.23 

$ 7" 

Paid Treasurer tax % 55,438.54 

Paid Treasurer moth 75.56 

Paid Treasurer interest 2.220.23 

Uncollected tax 12,715.66 

% 55,449.99 

Tax of 1926 % 230.856.00 

Additional tax 93.15 

$ 230,949.15 
Less abatements 183.20 

$ 230,765.95 

Moth tax 290.70 x 

Interest collected 330.29 

$ 231.3S6.94 

Paid Treasurer tax $ 174.1 67. 39 

Paid Treasurer moth 172.40 

Paid Treasurer interest 330.29 

Uncollected tax 56,598.56 

Uncollected moth 118.30 



$ 231,386.94 



E. W. SWEETSER 

Collector. 
Dec. 31, 1926. 



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CEMETERY COMJIISSIONERS' REPORT 

January 15, 1927. 
To the Board of Selectmen, Chelmsford, Mass. 
Gentlemen: 

The Cemetery Commissioners submit their annual report. 

In Forefathers' there has been only four interments this year, show- 
ing that this cemetery is being- gradually filled up. The hedge on 
Littleton street side has been trimmed, cutting out the old dead wood, 
making a great improvement. 

In Pine Ridge, all the avenues have been regraveled and it does 
seem as though we should not be troubled with the mud as in former 
years. The general care has been given to the lots and avenues. 

The general appearance of Hart Pond Cemetery has been greatly 
improved. The old section, facing the pond, has been all newly graded. 

At Riverside and West, the general care has been given and they 
make a very good appearance. 

At Fairview, we have relocated and graveled Twist road, awaiting 
the vote of acceptance by the Town. 

We feel that we are indeed fortunate in having superintendents 
who take great pride and interest in the general appearances of our 
cemeteries. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR O. WHEELER, 
BAYARD C. DEAN, 
RALPH P. ADAMS. 



REPORT OF THE FOREST WARDEN 

January 1, 1927. 
To the Board of Selectmen of Chelmsford. 
Gentlemen : 

The same plan of co-operation between the Forest Warden and 
Board of Fire Engineers which has been in effect for several years has 
been continued with very good results and the various department 
chiefs have been appointed Deputy Forest Wardens. 

Beside the district chiefs five Deputy Wardens have been appointed: 
Allan Adams, Raymond Sargent, Fred L. Fletcher, Walter Merrill and 
Fred Merrill. 

In September the resignation of Allan Adams as Deputy Warden 
was accepted with regret as he has given very efficient service. 

There have been 120 fires during the year, some of which due to, 
the very dry season, had been very difficult to extinguish. 

Permits for fires in the open air are required by state law between 
March 1st and Dec. 1st. Permits may be obtained in the various pre- 
cincts as follows: Prec. 1, Ray E. Sargent; Prec. 2, Joseph Ryan; Prec. 
3, Archie Cook; Prec. 4, Otto Grantz; Prec. 5, Sidney Dupee and Prec. 6, 
Robert Henderson. 

SIDNEY E. DUPEE, 

Forest Warden. 

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A REPORT OF THE WORK DONE BY THE MIDDLESEX COUNT? 
EXTENSION SERVICE IN THE TOWN OF CHELMSFORD 

FOR THE YEAR 192C 

An appropriation of $400.00 was made at the annual meeting in 
support of the Middlesex County Extension Service, through the County 
Board of Trustees for County Aid to Agriculture. The following is an 
account of the work done by this organization in Chelmsford during the 
year 1926. 

In agriculture a total of fifty-four farm visits were made to those 
who requested personal service. A series of evening meetings on fruit 
growing was arranged; there was an average attendance of twenty-five 
at these. Speakers were brought to these meetings from the Massa- 
chusetts Agricultural College and the Market Garden Field Station. One 
poultry meeting was held at which the aim to grow healthy chicks was 
discussed, and a number of follow-up visits dealing with poultry prob- 
lems were made by the agent. One alfalfa meeting was held to show 
the success with which this crop could be grown, and information given 
as to the proper methods to use in starting this crop. Assistance was 
given in the testing of soil and the seeding of alfalfa. One cow test 
member receives monthly visits from the cow test agent, who keeps 
accurate records as to feed cost and production figures. Judges were 
furnished for the local fair. 

Fruit growers received during the year cards and circular material 
relative to the spraying and care of their orchards. 

In Home-Making a demonstration of the preservation of fruits 
and vegetables was held, at which eighty-three were present. Two 
millinery meetings were conducted in the spring and fall. A talk was 
given to the Parent-Teacher Association on the home-making projects 
developed by the county. In West Chelmsford one of the largest cloth 
ing groups in the county was organized, and much excellent work was 
done. 

In the boys and girls 4-H club activities work was carried on in 
clothing, and canning, poultry, gardening, and room beautiful for the 
room beautiful contest. One hundred twenty-six boys and girls were 
enrolled under the supervision of eight local leaders. Carl Johnson, 
and Raymond Vicary, and Lucy Potter were awarded a two-day trip 
to the Massachusetts Agricultural College for outstanding club work. 
Three exhibits were held during the year at which the boys and girls 
showed the results of their club work. Club members in this town were 
in competition with 3690 boys and girls in Middlesex County. 

Six motion picture shows were held with a total attendance of 
2285. 

In addition to local meetings held several county-wide meetings 
were conducted, such as the county picnic at the Market Garden Field 
Station, the annual meeting of the Extension Service at Waltham, and 
sectional meetings of fruit growers and poultrymen. These were at- 
tended by many Chelmsford people. 

PERLEY W. KIMBALL, town Director. 

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REPORT OF INSPECTOR OF ANIMALS 

Board of Selectmen. 
Gentlemen: 

The annual inspection of animals for 1926 together with stable in- 
spection was performed during- the early part of the year as ordered by 
the State Division of Animal Industry. There were 941 dairy cows, 125 
young cattle, 17 bulls, 335 swine, 4 goats and 1 sheep in 201 stables. 
The stables are located as follows: 

Precinct 1 2 3 4 5 6 

Stables 82 25 13 32 35 14 

Seven cows were quarantined and afterward condemned and killed 
as tubercular. Two others were quarantined and later released. A 
complete report of all animals inspected and the stable conditions has 
been reported to the state authorities. 

All cattle reported as suspected of having tuberculosis have been 
inspected and proper action taken. 

A majority of the hog owners are now having their hogs innoculated 
that they may be immune from hog cholera, several owners who did 
not take the necessary precautions, lost many of their hogs. 

More dogs were reported as having bitten persons during the year 
than ever before, they were quarantined for a period of two weeks and 
then released if no symptoms of rabies developed. Fortunately we have 
had no positive case of rabies in dogs, or glanders in horses. 



ARNOLD C. PERHAM. Inspector. 



Dec. 31, 1926. 



REPORT OF SEALER OF WEIGHTS AND MEASURES 

Chelmsford, Mass., Dec. 31, 1926. 
Appropriation, $225.00. 

I have tested and sealed 1438 scales, weights and gasoline pumps be- 
sides testing pumps after sealing without any fees so that on record I 
have turned over to the Treasurer $123.61 and expended $213.22 in labor 
and expenses leaving $11.78 on hand Jan. 1, 1927. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. A. AIKEN, Sealer. 



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SOUTH CHELMSFORD LIBRARY CORPORATION 

REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES 

The Directors of the North Chelmsford Library Corporation beg 
to submit the following- report for year 1926. 

On Dec. 15th 1926, the annual meeting- of the Corporation was held 
in the Library. Reports of the various officers and Librarian were 
heard and approved and placed on the records. 

The Librarian's report was satisfactory, showing that the Library 
had been open 150 sessions, 129 new books had been added and a great 
many books had been replaced and rebound. The circulation for the 
year was 13,452. 

We are pleased to report a steady increase of borrowers, having 
at the end of our fiscal year 1082, a net increase of 82 new names. 

A great number of our books have to be sent to the bindery, these 
books being in constant circulation, and we would solicit the co-oper- 
ation of the borrowers, as more careful treatment tends to add life to 
the books. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ARTHUR O. WHEELER, Pres. 
SARAH E. SHELDON, 
LORRAINE S. BUTTERFIELD, 

Directors. 



REPORT OF THE TREASURER OF THE NORTH CHELMSFORD 
LIBRARY CORPORATION 

RECEIPTS 

Balance from 1925 $ 385.37 

Town Appropriation 1,200.00 

Librarian's Account 5.00 

$ 1,590.37 
EXPENDITURES 

Librarian's Salary $ 415.92 

Books , 349.18 

Fuel 99.00 

Light 22.96 

Bindery 399.00 

Transportation of Books to West Chelmsford 39.00 

Insurance 133.80 

Printing 15.85 

Supplies and Misc. Expenses 36.02 

$ 1,510.73 

Balance on Hand 79.64 



$ 1,590.37 

JOHN J. CARR, 

Treasurer. 



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ANNUAL REPORT OF BOARD OF FIRE ENGINEERS 

To the Selectmen of Chelmsford, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

We herewith submit our annual report of the Fire Department. 

This Board of Fire Engineers appointed annually by the Board of 
Selectmen, was organized this year with Arnold C. Perham as Chief 
of the department and David Billson and Archibald Cooke as assistant 
engineers and Archibald Cooke as Clerk of the Board. 

The District Chiefs appointed by the Board of Engineers for the 
term ending May 15, 1927 are : 

Wilhelm T. Johnson District Xo. 1. 

Joseph D. Ryan District Xo. 2, 

Anthony B. Anderson District Xo. 3. 

Otto Grantz District Xo. 4. 

Sidney E. Dupee District Xo. 5. 

This year at the last Annual Town Meeting $7,. 5000. 00 was appropri- 
ated for the purpose of purchasing one piece of Motor Fire Apparatus 
with this money your Board of Fire Engineers have purchased ami 
installed in the Center Village a Maxim 500 gallon pumper which we 
think will be of great benefit for the protection of life and property 
and in the near future will help to reduce the tire insurance rates of 
the property owners in the Center Village. 

The Alarm System of the Town has been greatly improved in the 
last year, for the Center Village and the Westlands two new alarms have 
been purchased and installed. The wiring on Dalton Road has been 
changed from temporary to stationary poles which will greatly improve 
the alarm system. 

In the North Village two new Alarm Boxes have been purchaesd, 
one to be installed on the corner of the West Chelmsford and Groton 
Roads, and one to be installed on the corner of Dartmouth and Mid- 
dlesex Streets, this work will be done in the course of a few weeks. 

The Board of Selectmen and the School Committee have installed 
three auxiliary boxes one in the Town Hall and one in each of the 
Princeton Street School. 

In the West Village there has been installed a whole new Game- 
well System composed of the following, indicator, control box, battery 
rack, nine batteries, about two miles of wire and five outside alarm 
boxes, which were installed in the following places, corner of School 
and Main Streets, one in front of the home of Frank Edwards on 
Main Street, one on Jordan Street, one in front of the George E. Quessey 
School, and one on the corner of Graniteville and School Streets, this 
system was made possible partly by public subscription of the Village. 

During the year your department has responded to 64 calls for 
building and automobile fires within the Town limits, and 8 calls from 
adjoining towns, and 50 grass and brush fires within the town to assist 
the Forest Warden Department. 

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Company No. l. has responded to 28, 2 in Carlisle and 1 in Lowell. 
No. 2. has responded to 25, 2 in Tyng8boro and l in Low til. No. 3 
has responded to 2 and 2 in Westford. No. 4. 0, No. 5 lias responded 

to nine. 

Both the Center and North Companys were sent to the Pollard 
Are in Lowell upon call of the Fire Chief for help. 

Company No. 4, has had no building- lires in their district during 
the year hut have responded to 14 of the 50 brush fires that the whole 
department has been called to extinguish. 

The total estimated value of building property and contents In the 
town directly endangered by fire amounted to $683,470, and the total 
loss caused by these tires amounted to $20,175, this is about half the 
total loss of last year. 

The attention of all persons is called to the law forbidding vehicles 
being driven over lire hose and the parking or driving automobiles 
where they will hinder the firemen or the apparatus in reaching and 
extinguishing fires. 

We wish to extend our thanks to the police department for there 
efficient co-operation at fires. 

Careful consideration should be given the Center and North A'il- 
lages regarding new fire stations. 

On February 11. 1924 a committee of three was appointed to in- 
vestigate and report at the following town meeting relative to the pur- 
chase of a lire house site in the Center Village, the recommendation 
of the committee was that the Old Grammar School be used as a fire 
station, we the Board of Fire Engineers recommend that the money be 
raised or appropriated for this purpose. 

Last year in the North Village the Town purchased a fire house 
site located in Yinal Square, this year the Board recommends that a 
new station b3 erected on this site, the present fire house is not locat- 
ed near enough to the center of the village for efficient results or 
response to fires. 

At a conference held in July with the officials of Carlisle, "West- 
ford and Tyngsboro an agreement was reached as to the price to be 
paid for the use of our apparatus when called to their fires. 

Permits and Certificates isucd during the year 1926 are as follows: 

Gasoline Permits 36 

Transfers 4 

Certificates of Registration (Gasoline Storage) 24 

Fireworks Permits 7 

Certificates of Registration for Garages 7 

Blasting Permits 25 

The State law requires that all threads, hose couplings and conn- 
ections be standardized, this we have done according to law. 

The members of your volunteer Fire Department should be com- 
mended for the ability, faithfulness and willingness shown in the per- 
formance of their duty. 

ARNOLD C. PERHAM 
DAVID BILLSOX 
A I tCHIBALD COOKE 



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LT OF THE BOARD OF HEALTH 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

the year 

We believe that a careful reading- of the reports of the Agent of 
the Board, Milk Inspector and Meat Inspector will well repay you. 

There has been a greater number of cases, over 3% times of com- 
muni of which 172 were measles, in the town than we 

had last year and the Board feels that if the paren:- -ived the 

quarantine regulations more carefully that this would not have been 
the c 

The Board having knowledge that contagious diseases were being 
communicated by milk bottles adopted a single service battle which is 
to be used in all cases where there is a communicable disease in the 
house and which are not returned to the milk dealer but burned by 
the householder after the contents have been removed. 

These bottles cannot be refilled without laying the person who 
refills them liable to a fine of $25.00. 

In May the Schick test was given to 182 children. This test the 
Board wishes to continue every year to keep up the great fight against 
Diptheria. 

The Board cannot too strongly urge the parents to have all the 
children Schicked. Consult your family physician and the Board be- 
lieves that without exception these physicians will approve this test 
as they have to the Board so many times. 

On May 19, a pre-school age clinic was held at the West land 
School. 

Thirty children were examined, seventeen boys, thirteen girls. 
Drs. Scoboria and Varney were the examining physicians. 

These clinics can be made of great benefit if the parents carry out 
the suggestions given them at the time. 

On June ■ clinic was held for the examination of adults 

and children for tuberculosis at which time 14 adults and 29 children 
were examined. 

On I other clinic was held to follow up the one of June 

30 and at this time 3 adults and 125 children were examined. 

These clinics are a portion of the 10 year tuberculosis Program in 
the state. 

In the last 20 years the cases have been reduced in the state from 
more than 50,000 to less than 25,000 and the Board feels that the par- 
ents could well co-operate with the Board in having all underweight: 
children examined and carrying out the suggestions of the state doc- 
tors and the nutrition experts which are present at these clinics. 

Each parent or guardian receives a written report signed by the 
Director of ^he Division of Tuberculosis, which gives a statement of 
the conditions found in the case of each child examined. For instance 
the Oct. 2S, clinic 6 children were classified as suspects of tuberclosis, 
25 with enlarged tonsils and adenoids, 2 cases of heart disease, 13 cases 
of malnutrition, and in need of dentistry 53. 

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The conditions in three ot* these five classes, namely malnutrition, 
dentistry, tonsils and adenoids, can be easily corrected resulting- in 
greatly improved health to the children, and enabling them to do much 
better work in the school, and the Board urges that these cases be 
promptly attended to. 

The Board hopes that the parents will appreciate the fact that 
the doctors who serve in these state clinics are all experts in their 
line, and that such examination and X-Ray if made by outside physi- 
cians would cost heavy in each case. 

The Board is very glad of the splendid co-operation of both school 
physicians, Dr. A. G. Scoboria and Dr. Fred E. Varney who have per- 
sonally attended these clinics and brought their patients in to be ex- 
amined and X-Rayed, and who have urged parents to avail themselves 
of the service of these clinics in the fight to keep tuberculosis out of 
our public schools. 

The Board wishes to thank the School Committee and the School 
Physicians for their co-operation in the past year, also, for the excell- 
ent work done by the school nurse as agent for the Board. 

E. A. BROWN 
GEORGE A. McNULTY 
J. C. OSTERHOUT 



REPORT OF AGEM 

Mr. Eliphalet G. Brown, Chairman, Board of Health 
SCHICK REPORT, 1926 

Su miliary 

Total No. Schicked (first time) 102 

Total No. Pos 78 

Total No. Neg 24 

Total No. Absent 4 

Total No. 3 T. A. T 75 

Total No. Reschicked 80 

Total No. Pos -16 

Total No. Neg 32 

Total No. Absent 4 

Total No. 3 T. A. T 42 

Total No. Schicked 182 

Total No. Pos 124 

Total No. Neg 56 

Total No. Absent 8 

Total No. 3 T. A. T 117 

Report of Pre-School Age Clinic held at Westland School May, 
1926. Drs. A. G. Scoboria and F. E. Varney, Examiners. 

Total No. of Children Examined 30 

Total No. of Boys 17 

Total No. of Girls 13 

Total No. Underweight 16 

Evidence of Malnutrition 3 

Carious Teeth 3 

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Skin Eruptions 3 

Slow Dentition 1 

Enlarged (Hands 3 

Nasal Obstruction 3 

Pedioulosis 1 

Defective Eves 1 

( Jorysa 2 

Stye 1 

Other Defects S 

Silver Cup awarded to Barbara Scobie. 

Each child was weighed and Mass. Dept of P. H. Record Chart 
filled out for each child. 

Report on the Examination made by the State Clinic of the Adult 
Cases in Chelmsford, Masachusetts, June 1926. 

No. of Adults Examined 14 

No. of Adults X-Rayed ' 13 

No. of Cases Diagnosed as Pulmonary Tuberelosis 6 

No. of Cases Diagnosed as Fibroid Tuberelosis 1 

No. of Cases as Bronchia] Asthma 1 

No. of Cases Classified as Suspect 1 

No. of ( 'iises Classified as Negative 6 

Report on the Examinations made by the State Clinic of the Child- 
ren in the Public Schools of Chelmsford, June 30. 1926. 

No. of Children Examined 29 

No. of Contacts Examined 15 

No. of Children given the Tuberculin Test 29 

No. of Children who Reacted to the Test 11 

Percentage of Reactors 38 

No. of Children X-Rayed 12 

No. of Casts Diagnosed as Hilum Tuberelosis 3 

No. of Cases Classed as Suspect 2 

No. of Cases X-Rayed and Classified as Negative 7 

No. of Children with Enlarged Tonsils and Adenoids 7 

No. of ( Jhildren in need of Dentistry 11 

No. of Cases of Heart Disease 

No. of Cases of Malnutrition 1 

Report of the Examinations made by the State Clinic of the Adult 
Cases in Chelmsford, October 28, 1926. 

No. of Adults Examined 3 

No. Of Adults X-Rayed 3 

No. of Cases Diagnosed as Pulmonary Tuberelosis 1 

No. of Cases Classified as Suspect 1 

No. of Cases ( Classified as Negative 1 

Report on the Examinations made by the State Clinic of the Child- 
ren in the Public Schools of Chelmsford, October 25, 1926. 

Total No. of Children Examined 125 

Total No. of Contacts 5 

Total No. of Children given the Tuberculin Test 123 

Total No. of Children who Reacted to the Test 48 

Percentage of Reacters 39 

Total No. of Children X-Rayed 48 

Total number of Children X-Rayed and Diagnosed as Hilum 

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Tuberclosis 3 

Total number of Children X-Rayed and Classified as Suspects 6 

Total number of Children X-Rayed and Classified as Neg 39 

Total number of Children with Enlarged Tonsils-Adenoids .... 25 

Total number of Children in need of Dentistry 53 

Total number of Cases of Heart Disease 2 

Total number of Cases of Malnutrition 13 



REPORT OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE 

January 19'2(> — December 19*2(> 

No. of Cases of Scarlet Fever 44 

No. of Cases of Diptheria 3 

No. Cases of Measles 172 

No. of Cases of Mumps 2 

No. of Cases of Whooping Cough 6 

No. of C.isrs of Chicken Pox 39 

No. Of Cases of Tuberclosis 6 

No. of Lober Pneumonia 7 

No. of Cases of German Measles 12 

No. of Cases of Typhoid Fever 3 

Total Number of Home Visits 350 

Total Number of Telephone Calls 208 

Adults accompanied by nurse to Lowell T. B. Clinic 6 

Adults accompanied by nurse to Rutland Sanatorium 1 

MART J-:. SHEBHAN, R. N. 

Ag-ent of Board of Health. 



MILK INSPECTOR'S REPORT 

January 1, 1927. 
To the Honorable Board of Health. 
Gentlemen: 

I have the honor to submit the report of the Milk Inspection de- 
partment for the year beginning January 1, L926. 

There were seventeen dealers licensed to deliver milk from wagons, 
twenty-four stores were registered to sell milk; and five stores were 
registered to sell oleomargarine. Twenty-three dollars were collected 
for licenses. 

One hundred four inspections of milk plants were made and one 
hundred seventeen dairy farm visits were made. 

Seventeen samples of milk were seized from stores. 

Seven hundred thirty-one samples were seized from dealers; 525 
samples were examined for solids and fat content; 206 samples were 
tested for bacterial content. Two hundred ten sediment tests were 
determined. 

The samples seized from the stores all complied with the Standard. 

Thirty-eight samples seized from wagons were below Standard in 
solids, or fat, or solids and fat. Forty of the bacterial samples were 
higher than 200,000 bacteria per cubic centimeter, four samples having 
a count of over a million. One hundred twenty-six samples had a 

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bacterial count of less than 100,000. The lowest bacterial count was 
400, while the highest count was 1,643,000. 

The 210 sediments were gauged as follows: two double zeros, three 
zeros, 114 number ones, all passing- inspection; there were 58 sediments 
called number twos, they were not satisfactory; and there were twenty- 
seven number threes and six number fours, which did not pass ins 
tion. 

Respectfully submitted, 

MELVIN P. MASTER. 

B. S. in Chemistry. 



SLAUGHTERING OF ANIMALS 

Board of Health. 
Chelmsford, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

Herein find report of the "Inspector of Slaughtering" for thi 
ending. December 31, 1926. 

The following number of animals have been slaughtered by licens- 
ed butchers, owners on their own premises, and inspected by me: 

19 Cattle, 8 Veal, 235 Hogs, Sheep. 

Of this number the following list of animals and pounds of meat 
were condemned. 

1 Cattle, 2 Veal, 11 Hogs, Sheep. Approximately 150 lbs. of 

meat for various reasons. 

All inspections have been reported to the State Authorities as 
required. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. S. HALL, Inspector. 

January 1, 1927. 
Board of Health, 
Chelmsford, Mass. 
Gentlemen: 

Herewith find report of the Inspector of Slaughtering. Year 1926. 

The following number of animals have been slaughtered by licens- 
ed butchers and owners on their premises, and inspected by me. 

Cattle 20, Veal 102, Hogs, 98, Sheep 1. 

Of these the following of animals and pounds of meat were con- 
demned. 

Cattle 1, Hogs 1, and approximately ~,0 pounds of meat for var- 
ious reasons. All inspections have been reported to the State author- 
ities as required. 

W. C. GALE, Inspector. 

January 1, 1927. 
To the Board of Health. 
Chelmsford, Mass. 
Gentlemen : 

Following is report of Inspector of Slaughtering for months of 
November and December 1926. 

Slaughtered by licensed butchers, owners on their own premises 
and inspected by me: 42 Cattle, 4S Calves, 414 J Jogs. Of these there 
were condemned: 2 Cattle, 1 Calf, 3 Hogs. 

These inspections have been reported to the State authorities. 
Respectfully submitted, 

ALBERT S. PARK, Inspector. 

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REPORT OF APPRAISERS 

Dec. 31, 1926 

Persona] Property at Town Farm $ 2,027.25 

Household Goods at Town Farm 428.75 

$ 2,456.00 
Highway Dept $15,125.80 

$15,125.80 

Moth Dept $ G89.20 

«;s9.20 
Fire Department: 

Centre $12,493.80 

North 3,608.50 

South 2,202,61 

Westlands 354.00 

West 1,573.45 

Fast 3,328.50 

$23,560.86 
Sealer of Weights and Measures: 

Equipment $ I :>0.00 

150.00 
Forest Warden Department: 

Truck, Equipment and Tools $ 343.00 

343.00 



$42,324.86 



JOHN PARKER, 
EMILE PAIGNON, 
ALBERT H. DAVIS, 

Appraisers. 



REPORT OF INSURANCE FUND COMMISSIONERS 

Dec. 31, 1926 

On Deposit: 

Central Savings Bank $1,623.92 

Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank 1.424.11 

Mechanic Savings Bank 1 ,069.01 

Lowell Institution for Savings 2,640.1 6 

Merrimack River Savings Bank 2,997.18 

City Institution for Savings 2,824.04 

Liberty Bond 1. (ton. mi 



$13,578.42 

WALTER PERHAM, Treasurer. 

Insurance Sinking Fund Commissioners. 

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REPORT OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE ADAMS LIBRARY 

The meeting- of the Trustees on February 13, 1926. was adjourned 
to February 20, when the organization for the new year was effected 
as follows: Chairman, Albert H. Davis; Secretary, Mrs. E. R. Clark: 
Treasurer, Rev. Wilson Waters; Purchasing Committee, Mrs. E. R. 
Clark; Prudential Committee, Albeft H. Davis, Rev. Wilson Waters; 
Committee on Periodicals and Genei-al Oversight, Miss Frances Clark, 
Miss Lottie L. Snow, Rev. Wilson Waters. Mrs. Ida A. Jefts was con- 
tinued as Librarian. 

The Building and Grounds have been kept in excellent order, and 
are an ornament to the Town. 

The value of such an institution is more and more appreciated as 
an adjunct to the educational advantages which Chelmsford affords 
to its citizens. A large addition has been made to the number of bor- 
rowers. 

The Librarian reports: 

Cash on hand Jan. 1. 1926 $ 11.70 

Received from Fines 66.21 

$ 107.91 
Paid for Supplies 53.56 

Cash on band Jan. 1, 1927 $ .",4.3.", 

Number of Books in the Library 1 2.549 

Total Circulation for the year 13,697 

Fiction 1 0,71 2 

Non-Fiction • 2,281 

Magazines Circulated 704 

New Eooks Added 454 

Books Replaced 217 

Books Rebound 121 

New Borrowers 168 

Duplicates of such books as are most used by pupils in the schools 
have been placed In the Library. The Trustees endeavor in every way 
to aid students, in the schools or elsewhere. 

Mrs. Charles E. Bartlett has presented 62 books to the Library. 
Mrs Henry Bartlett has presented 37 books to the Library. Miss 
Frances Clark has presented one book to the Library. 

Mr. Robert Hill has deposited in the Library for safe-keeping a 
number of curious chrystaline formations found on his premises. 

The full amount appropriated by tbe Trustees for books is necess- 
arily governed by the amount required for running expenses, and so 
has to be made near the end of year. 

The Purchasing Committee always careful in the selection of books, 

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sometimes finds it impossible to make purchases in time to have the 
bills come in before the Treasurer's hooks are closed. This will explain 
the large amount appearing in the Treasurer's account for 1926 as 
expended for books. 

PRANCES CLARK 
A. HEADY PARK 
WILSON WATERS 
LOTTIE L. SNOW 
A. H. DAVIS 
LUELLA H. S. CLARK 
Trustees. 



KKPOKT OF THE TREASURES OF THE ADAMS LIBRARY 

RECEIPTS 

Balance on hand Jan. 1. 1926 | 162.47 

Amount of Appropriation for Books in 1925 retain- 
ed in the Treasurer's hands pending receipt of 

bills 380.00 

Returned by Purchasing- Com. to keep pending 

receipt of bills for hooks 204.23 

Rec'd. from the Town Treasurer 2,000.00 

$2,740.70 
EXPENDITURES 

Librarian $ 500.00 

Books 1,322.04 

Janitor 192.66 

Fuel 231.00 

Gas 103.09 

Supplies 3.50 

Care of Grounds 45.25 

Binding 135.74 

Water 12.00 

Periodicals 92.95 

Transporting- Books to South Chelmsford 40.0.0 

Transporting Books to West Chelmsford 41.50 

Treasurer's Bond 2.50 

Repairs 13.95 

Postage 1.44 

Balance on hand Dec. 31. 1926 9. OS 



$2,746.70 



WILSON 



WATERS, 
Treasurer 



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Warrant for Annual Town Meeting 

February 7, 1927, and February 14, 1927 



COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS 

MIDDLESEX, ss. 

To Donald F. Adams, a Constable of the Town of 
Chelmsford, GREETING : 

In the name of the Commonwealth aforesaid you 
are hereby requested to notify and warn the legal voters 
of said Chelmsford to meet in their several Polling 
Places, viz: 

Precinct 1, Town Hall, Chelmsford Centre. 

Precinct 2, Town Hall, North Chelmsford. 

Precinct 3, Historical Hall, West Chelmsford. 

Precinct 4, School House, East Chelmsford. 

Precinct 5, Liberty Hall, South Chelmsford. 

Precinct 6, Golden Cove School House, Westland. 
on Monday, the SEVENTH DAY of FEBRUARY, 1927, 
being the first Monday in said month, at 12 o'clock noon, 
for the following purposes: 

To bring in their votes for the following officers : 
Moderator for one year. 
One Selectman for three years. 
One Overseer of the Poor for three years. 
One Assessor for three years. 

Town Treasurer and Collector of Taxes for one year. 
One Member of the Board of Health for three years. 
One Constable for one year. 
One School Committeeman for three years. 

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Two Trustees of Adams Library for three years. 

Tree Warden for one year. 

One Insurance Fund Commissioner for three years. 

One Cemetery Commissioner for three years. 

One Park Commissioner for three years. 

Town Clerk for three years. 

All on one ballot. 

(The polls will be open from 12 m. to 8 p. m.) 
and to meet in the Town Hall of Chelmsford Center on 
the following 

MONDAY, the FOURTEENTH DAY of FEBRUARY, 
1927. at 9.30 o'clock in the forenoon, then and there to 
act upon the following articles, viz: 

Article 1. To hear reports of Town officers and 
committees; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 2. To raise and appropriate such sums of 
money as may be required to defray Town charges for 
the current year. 

Article 3. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Selectmen to act as its agent in any suit or suits which 
may arise during the current year; also in such other 
matters as may arise requiring in their judgment the 
action of such agent, and to employ counsel therefor. 

Article 4. To see if the Town will authorize the 
Treasurer, with the approval of the Selectmen, to bor- 
row money in anticipation of the revenues of the current 
financial year. 

Article 5. To see if the Town will vote to appro- 
priate from money already in the hands of the Treas- 
urer, a sufficient sum with which to meet unpaid bills 
of 1926 ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 6. To see if the Town will vote to auth- 
orize the Selectmen to contract with the Lowell Electric 
Light Corporation at the then prevailing price per light 

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for the following additional lights, and will raise and 
appropriate sufficient money to meet the expense there- 
of, viz : 

One light on Littleton Road ; 
Three lights on Sunset Avenue; 
Two lights on Middlesex Street; 
One light on Shaw Street; 
Eight lights on Old Westf ord Road ; 
Six lights on Twiss Road ; 
One light on Marion Street; 
One light on Albina Street; 
One light on Riverneck Road; 
Two lights on New Fletcher Street; 
Two lights on Sylvan Avenue ; 
One light on Maple Avenue; 
One light on Golden Cove Road; 
One light on Seneca Avenue; 
One light on Dalton Road ; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Article 7. To see if the Town will vote to appro- 
priate out of money already in the hands of the Treas- 
urer the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($250), 
to cover the amount of the judgment against the Town 
in an action of tort brought by Ellen Herson, and the 
further sum of Fourteen and 20-100 Dollars ($14.20) to 
cover the amount of the judgment against the Town in 
an action of tort brought by Arne Olsen; or act in rela- 
tion thereto. 

Article 8. To see if the Town will strike out Sec- 
tion eight (8) under the Police Regulations of the by- 
laws of the Town and substitute therefor and adopt as 
a part of said by-laws the following: 

8. No person shall affix with paste or other means 
any bill, placard or notice or shall write any figures, 
words or device on any building, fence, pole or wall be- 

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longing to the Town and located therein ; 
or act in relation thereto. 

Article 9. To see if the Town will vote to raise and 
appropriate the sum of Four Hundred Dollars ($400), or 
what other sum, and elect a director, the money to be ex- 
pended by and the director to serve in co-operation with 
the Middlesex County Trustees for County Aid to Agri- 
culture in the work of the Middlesex County Extension 
Service, under the provisions of Sections 40 to 45, Chap- 
ter 128, General Laws of Massachusetts. 

Article 10. To see if the Town will vote to auth- 
orize the Selectmen to transfer to the jurisdiction of the 
Town Forestry Committee that part of the Town Farm 
property adjacent to the inter-section of the Turnpike 
Road and the Russell Mill Road, consisting of approx- 
imately thirty-five acres ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 11. To see if the Town will vote to accept 
Section 25-A, Chapter 14 of the Acts of 1921, which 
reads as follows: 

"In towns which accept this section the assessors 
may appoint and remove citizens of the town as assis- 
tant assessors, who shall, subject to the supervision of 
assessors, act as assistant assessors of the town and shall 
have all necessary powers therefor. 

In this section the word towns shall not include 
cities." 
or act in relation thereto. 

Article 12. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of Four Hundred and Fifty 
($450), or what other sum, for the purpose of grading 
and re-surfacing Marshall Road ; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Article 13. To see if the Town will raise and appro- 
priate from money already in the hands of the Treas- 
urer, the sum of Twelve Hundred Dollars ($1200), or 

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what other sum, for the purpose of grading the grounds 
at the rear and sides of the school house situated on Dal- 
ton Road ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 14. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of Twenty-Two Hundred Dol- 
lars ($2200), or what other sum for the purpose of grad- 
ing and installing macadam walks and drips at the 
Quessey School, so called, at West Chelmsford; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Article 15. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of Thirty-Five Hundred Dollars 
($3500), or what other sum for the purpose of install- 
ing a flush toilet system at the Quessey School, so call- 
ed, at West Chelmsford; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 16. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of Twenty-Eight Hundred Dol- 
lars ($2800), or what other sum for the purpose of in- 
stalling a new heating unit at the South Chelmsford 
School ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 17. To see if the Town will appoint two 
persons who with the School Committee will constitute 
a committee to study the general school-housing con- 
ditions of the town with special references to the school- 
housing conditions at North Chelmsford and the possible 
erection of a new grade school at North Chelmsford, and 
report their conclusions and recommendations at some 
subsequent meeting; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 18. To see if the Town will appoint a com- 
mittee of three consisting of a member of the School 
Committee and two others to investigate and report at 
the next Town Meeting whether special or annual, on 
the matter of procuring additional land for playground 
purposes at the East School, so called; or act in relation 
thereto. 

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Article 19. To see if the Town will vote to raise or 
borrow the sum of Eleven Thousand Dollars ($11,000), 
or what other sum, for the purpose of continuing the 
construction of the Acton Road, rebuilding the Littleton 
Road, the Lowell Road and Central Square, each so 
called, two-thirds of the expense to be borne equally 
by the Commonwealth and County of Middlesex; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Article 20. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate a sufficient sum of money with which 
to build a shed at the rear of the Town Hall, Chelms- 
ford Center, for the use of the Highway Department; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Article 21. To see if the Town will accept and 
allow Oak Knoll Avenue as laid out by the Selectmen 
as shown by their report duly filed in the office of the 
Town Clerk, or act in relation thereto. 

Article 22. To see if the Town will accept and 
allow Manning Road as laid out by the Selectmen as 
shown by their report duly filed in the office of the 
Town Clerk, or act in relation thereto. 

Article 23. To see if the Town will accept and 
allow Stearns Street as laid out by the Selectmen as 
shown by their report duly filed in the office of the Town 
Clerk; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 24. To see if the Town will vote to discon- 
tinue so much of the Twiss Road, so called, as is located 
between Main Street, otherwise known as the West 
Chelmsford Road, on the north and a line marked by 
two stone posts at the southerly terminus of the Twiss 
Road as re-located, on the south ; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Article 25. To see if the Town will accept and 
allow New Twiss Road as laid out by the Selectmen as 

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shown by their report duly filed in the office of the 
Town Clerk; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 26. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and ^appropriate the sum of One Thousand Dollars 
($1,000), or what other sum, for the purpose of grading, 
grassing and improving the Common at Chelmsford 
Center; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 27. To see if the Town will authorize the 
superintendent of Streets, under the general supervision 
of the Board of Selectmen, to change the lay-out of Cen- 
tral Square Park located at Chelmsford Center; or act 
in relation thereto. 

Article 28. To see if the Town will vote to trans- 
fer the control and management of the Town dump 
located off Warren Avenue to the Board of Health ; or 
act in relation thereto. 

Article 29. To see if the Town will vote 'That re- 
funds to the town from money paid out of appriopra- 
tions of the Board of Health be credited to the appro- 
priations from which they were paid" ; or act in relation 
thereto. 

Article 30. To see if the Town will accept from 
Fred E. Varney, M. D., the gift of a certain lot of land 
containing about six acres located on the shore of Leach's 
Pond in that part of Chelmsford known as North Chelms- 
ford, the same to be conveyed by his deed which will be 
exhibited at this meeting dated December 23, 1926, sub- 
ject to the express reservation and condition that said 
land is to be forever kept open as and for a public 
playground or recreation center under the provisions of 
Chapter 45, Section 14 of the General Laws, and that 
such playground be named and known as "The- Varney 
Playgrounds" ; or act in relation thereto. 

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Article 31. In the event of affirmative action 
under the preceding article to see if the Town will raise 
and appropriate the sum of Thirty-Six Hundred Dollars 
($3600), or what other sum, with which to grade and 
improve the land to which reference is made in the pre- 
ceding article for the purposes of a playground or rec- 
reation center; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 32. To see if the Town will appoint a com- 
mittee to consider and report at some future meeting as 
to what changes and improvements, if any, should be 
made in Vinal Square at North Chelmsford ; or act in 
relation thereto. 

Article 33. To see if the Town will appoint a 
committee to consider and report at some future meeting 
as to the advisability of constructing a sidewalk on Gor- 
ham Street, so called ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 34. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of Nineteen Thousand Dollars 
($19,000), or what other sum, for the purpose of build- 
ing a fire station on Middlesex Street at North Chelms- 
ford on land previously acquired by the Town for such 
purpose ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 35. In the event of affirmative action under 
the preceding article, to see if the Town will appoint a 
committee to have charge of the building of such a fire 
station ; or act in relationt thereto. 

Article 36. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of Seventy-Five Hundred Doll- 
ars ($7500), or what other sum, for the purpose of re- 
modelling for the use of the Fire Department, the gram- 
mar school house situated on the North Road at Chelms- 
ford Center; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 37. In the event of affirmative action under 
the preceding article, to see if the Town will appoint a 

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committee to have in charge of the remodelling of said 
grammar school house ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 38. To see if the Town will vote to appro- 
priate from money already in the hands of the Treasurer, 
a sum not exceeding Two Thousand Dollars ($2000) to 
be used as a Reserve Fund at the discretion of Finance 
Committee, as provided in General Laws, Chapter 40, 
Section 6 ; or act in relation thereto. 

Article 39. To see if the Town will vote to raise 
and appropriate the sum of Four Hundred Dollars 
($400), or what other sum, for State Aid; or act in re- 
lation thereto. 

AND YOU ARE DIRECTED to serve this Warrant 
by posting attested copies thereof at the Post Offices in 
the Center of the town, South Chelmsford, North Chelms- 
ford, and West Chelmsford, and at the School House, 
East Chelmsford, and at the Golden Cove School House, 
Westlands, seven days at least before the time appoint- 
ed for holding the first meeting aforesaid. 

HEREOF FAIL NOT, and make return of this War- 
rant, with your doings thereon, to the Town Clerk, at 
the time and place of holding the first meeting aforesaid. 

Given under our hands this twenty-second day of 
January, in the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and 
twenty-seven. 

GEORGE RIGBY, 
ROBERT W. BARRIS, 
RALPH P. ADAMS, 

Selectmen of Chelmsofrd. 

A true copy. Attest: 

DONALD F. ADAMS. 
Constable of the Town of Chelmsford. 



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ANNUAL REPORT 

OF THE 

SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

AND THE 

SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 

OF CHELMSFORD, MASS. 
For the School Year Ending December 31 

1926 



SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Frank J. Lupien, Chairman Term expires 1929 

Charles H. Clough, Financial Secretary Term expires 1927 

Willis L. MacComb, Secretary Term expires 1928 

ADDRESSES OF COMMITTEE 
Frank J. Lupien, Residence, Chelmsford Center. .. .Tel, Lowell 2852-M 
Charles H. Clough, Residence, Chelmsford Center. .. .Tel. Lowell 5957- J 
Willis L. MacComb, Residence, North Chelmsford Tel. Lowell 3509-R 

EXECUTIVE OFFICERS 

Charles EL Walker, Superintendent, Residence, Chelmsford Center 

Tel. Lowell 3444-J 

Office, New Oracle School, Chelmsford Center 

SCHOOL PHYSICIANS 
Arthur G. Scoboria, M. D., Res., Chelmsford Center. Tel. Lowell 4767 
Fred E. Varney, M. D., Res., North Chelmsford, Tel. Lowell 2892-R 

SCHOOL NURSE 

Miss Mary E. Sheehan, R. N.. Res., Chelmsford Ctr, Tel. Lowell 3067-5 

ATTENDANCE OFFICERS 
Donald F. Adams, Res., Chelmsford Center,' Tel. Lowell 6775-M 
John E. Johnson, Res. North Chelsmford, Tel. Lowell 4258-RK 



SCHOOL CALENDAR 192! 



Winter Term — Jan. 3, 1927 to Feb. 19, 1927 — 7 weeks. 
Early Spring Term— Feb. 28, 1927 to Apr. 9, 1927—6 weeks. 
Spring Term — April 18, 1927 to July 1, 1927 — 11 weeks. 
Fall Term— Sept. 6, 1927 to Dec. 24, 1927—16 weeks. 

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 
Jan. 1. Feb. 22, April 19, May 30. Oct. 12, Thanksgiving and the day 
following, Dec. 25. 

NO SCHOOL SIGNAL 
Fire AVhistle, 3 blasts, repeated 3 times at 7.15, no session, in all schools 

for day. 
Fire Whistle, 3 blasts, repeated 3 times at 11.15, one session for grades 
closing at 1 2 noon. 

TEACHERS 1926—27 

The following- is a list of the teachers, with their respective grades, 
number of years experience, dates of beginning and ending service in 
Chelmsford, school they graduated from and their present residence: 

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HIGH 
Lester P. A Men, Principal, Mathematics, Problems of American Democ- 
racy; 19; Feb. 1920; Amherst College; Chelmsford, Mass. 
Ralph P. Coates, Sub-Principal, Science; 7; September, 1920; Bates 

College; Chelmsford, Mass. 
Ursulu E. Tetreau, French, English; 1; Sept. 8, 1925; Hates College; 

4ii Monument St., Portland, Me. 
Josephine F, Harmon, Commercial; 6: Sept. 1921; Kimball Commercial 
. College; 609 Stevens St., Lowell. Mass. 
O. Edith McCarthy, Commercial, English: 3: Sept. 1923; State Normal 

14 Oak St., Aver, Mass. 
Abbie B. Small, Latin, English; 2\ Sept. 1924, Bates College; West 

Scarborough, Me. 
Lucy T. Nordon, History and Civics; 2; Sept. 1924: Jackson College; 

6 Xoyes Terrace, Lynn, Mass. 
Marion Turner, Mathematics and Biology; 3: Sept. 1924; Middlebury 

College, Berlin, Vt. 
Florrie Alderson, Commercial English; 2; Sept. 1924; Boston University; 

143 Appleton Street. Lowell, Mass. 

CENTRE 

Susan S. McFarlin, Principal, VIII; 45; April 1879; Framingham Nor- 
mal; Chelmsford. Mass. 

Eva L. Dobson, VII; 9; Nov. 1919; Plymouth Normal; South Chelms- 
ford. Mass. 

Katie D. Greenleaf, VI- VII; 12; Sept. 1922; Framingham Normal, 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

M. Beryl Rafuse, VI; 13; Sept. 1920; Truro Normal, Martin's Pt„ 
Lunenburg Co., N. S. 

Helene B. Lyon, V; 20; Sept. 1911: North Adams Normal; East Hamp- 
ton, Mass. 

S. Adelaide Margie, IV; 1; Sept. 8, L925; Farmington Normal; Win- 
throp. Me. 

Charlotte M. Kemp, III; 4; April 20, 1925; Lowell Normal; Chelmsford, 
Mass. 

Ester R. Nystrom, II; 14; Dec. 1911; Lowell Normal; 27 Fleming St., 
Lowell, Mass. 

Eva M. Large. I; 9; Sept. 1917: Lowell Normal; 31 Burgess St., Low- 
ell, Mass. 

W EST LANDS 

II. .lean Rafuse, Principal, VII-VIII; 10; Sept. 1920; Martin's in.. High; 
Martin's Pt., Lunenburg Co., N. S. 

Vera G. Rafuse. V-VI; 13: Sept. 1921; Truro Normal; Martin's Pt., Lun- 
enburg Co., N. S. 

Mayme G. Trefry, III-1V; 12; Sept. 1921; Truro Normal: Arcadia, 
Yarmouth Co., N. S. 

Marion (\ Bradley. I-II: 8; Sept. 1919, Lowell Normal; 496 Wilder 
St.. Lowell, Mass. 

EAST 

Louis O. Forrest, Principal, YI-VIII; 12; Sept. 1926; Gorham Normal; 
Chelmfsord, Mass. 

Esther M. Kochian, V-VI: 1; Sept. s. 1925, Gorham Normal: 229 Frank- 
lin St.. Portland, Me. 

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L. Wilmer Perkins, III-IV; 1; Sept. S, 1925; Lowell Normal, Chelms- 
ford, Mass. 

Grace G. Sheehan, I-II; 4; Sept. 1922; Lowell Normal; 54 Hanks St., 
Lowell, Mass. 

SOUTH 
Mary E. Mooney, III-V; 2; Sept. 1924; Lowell Normal; 213 Moore St., 

Lowell, Mass. 
Jane E. McEnaney, I-II; Sept. 1926; Lowell Normal; North Chelmsford. 



SOUTH ROW 
Helen C. Osgood, I-IV; 7%; Sept. 1921; Lowell Normal; Boston School 
D. Sci. ; 1 Osgood St., Lowell Mass. 

PRINCETON STREET 
Gertrude A. Jones, Principal VIII; 33; Sept. 1899; Salem Normal; 

North Chelmsford, Mass. 
Ella A. Hutchinson, VII; 35; Sept. 1905; Framingham Normal; Chelms- 
ford Mass, 
Elsa Reid, VI; 15; Sept. 1922; Lowell Normal; West Chelmsford, Mass. 
May D. Sleeper, V; 26; March 1907; Chelmsford High and Extension 

Courses; North Chelmsford, Mass. 
Lilla B. McPherson, IV; 12; Sept. 1920; Framingham Normal; 5S8 

Stevens St., Lowell, Mass. 
Genevieve E. Jantzen, III; 18; Sept. 1911; Lowell Normal 3 Olive St., 

Lowell, Mass. 
Mary F. Robinson, II; 2; Sept. 1924; Lowell Normal; 40 Crowley St., 

Lowell, Mass. 
Katherine G. Dewire, I; 16; Jan. 1921; Lowell Normal; SIT) High St., 

Lowell, Mass. 

H IGHL AN D A VE X U 1 3 

Mary A. Garvey, Principal, VI-VII; IS; Sept. 1921; Lowell Normal; 
North Chelmsford, Mass. 

Ella Bailey, V-VI; 12; Sept. 8, 1925; Farmington Normal; R. D. 11; 
Gardner, Me. 

Mary K. Daley, III-IV; 6; Sept. 1922; June 1926; Lowell Normal; 
North Chelmsford, Mass. 

Lottie M. Agnew, III-IV; 4; Sept. 1923; Lowell Normal; West Chelms- 
ford, Mass. 

Estelle M. Buckley, I-II; 0; Sept. 1926; Lowell Normal; North Chelms- 
ford, Mass. 

CORP. GEORGE QUESSEY 

Harold F. Meyette, VII-VIII; 6; Sept. 8, 1925; Keene Normal; Chelms- 
ford, Mass. 

Bertha H. Long, V-VI; 32; April 1896; Salem Normal; No. "Wilmington 
Mass. 

Edith M. Grant, III-IV; 1 1-3; April 21, 1925; Salem Normal; 20 Simon 
St., Beverly, Mass. 

Mary A. Dunn, I-II; 15; Sept. 1921; Lowell Normal, West Chlemsford, 
Mass. 



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SPECIAL. TEACHERS 
Elsie S. Burne, Supervisor of Music; 3V2; Boston Con. of Musi.-; West 

Chelmsford. Mass. 
Ruth L. Hazelwood, Supervisor of Art; 3; Oct. 1923; Boston Museum 

oJ Pine Arts; 1G Melville St., Augusta, Me. 
Mary E. Sheehan, School Nurse: 4; St. John's Hospital Training School. 

R. N.; Chelmsford, Ma 

SUPERINTENDENT 

Charles H. Walker, Superintendent; 23; April 1, 1923; Bates College; 
Chelmsford, Mass. 

DRIVERS, SCHOOL TRUCKS 

Lewis Fisk, Chelmsford, Mass Tel. Lowell 4399-W 

George Gaudette, North Chelmsford, Mass. 

Edwin Whitcomb, Chelmsford, Mass Tel. Lowell 7431 

George Marinel, North Chelmsford, Mass Tel. Lowell 4423-J 

JANITORS 
High School, C. O. Robbins, Chelmsford, Mass. 
Centre Grade School, Otis Brown, South Chelmsford, Mass. 
South School, E. Dyer Harris, South Chelmsford, Mass. 
South Row School, Mrs. Thomas Moran, Chelmsford. Mass. 
East School, Richard Robertson, East Chelmsford, Mass. 
Westlands School, Charles Stearns, Chelmsford, Mass. 
Princeton Street School, John Matson, North Chelmsford, Mass. 
Highland Avenue School, Edward Fallon, North Chelmsford, Mass. 
Quessey School, Edward Carlson, West Chelmsford, Mas 



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REPORT OF SCHOOL COMMITTEE 

Your committee herewith submits its report to the citizens or 
Chelmsford for the year ending December 31, 1926. Your committee 
feels that the year 1926 has been a very successful one both from a 
financial and educational point of view. Our Parent-Teachers' 
Associations in the various sections of the town have shown an unusual 
interest in our school affairs and have co-operated in a very whole- 
some manner with all the school faculties and school committee. Our 
Superintendent has kept in close touch with the work done in all our 
schools. Splendid co-operation has been manifested by all concerned 
in the educational system for the welfare of our schools. Whereas 
much repair work and many improvements have been made in the 
several building's throughout the town, much more remains to be done 
to put the buildings in proper condition for school purposes. 

A brief summary of the work accomplished during the past few 
years is presented for your interest. During the summer of 1923 the 
Highland Avenue School was repainted on the outside, thus putting it 
first-class condition. At the old grade building at the Center all the 
walls of the different rooms were re-decorated and the ceilings white- 
ened, thus producing attractive, homelike conditions for the pupils there 
for the past three years. Many other repairs were then needed but the 
Committee did not think it wise to lay out more money there as they 
hoped that the town would shortly remodel the old building or build a 
new one to accomodate the grade pupils at the Center. How well 
their hope has been fulfilled in the erection of a new building at the 
Center we are all aware. 

During the summer of 1924 the Highland Avenue School was en- 
tirely re-decorated in the interior. Minor repairs were made at the 
two Princeton Street Schools, the High School, the Westlands School 
and South Chelmsford. The grounds were graded and seeded at the 
South Row School and a new wire fence built about the same. A well 
was driven and a pump installed in one of the cloak rooms and a dry 
well was dug to care for the waste water. The exterior of the Quessey 
School was painted and a temporary outbuilding constructed to replace 
the one that was burned. During the summer the two-room building 
at Bast Chelmsford was remodeled into a modern four-room building, 
thus making it possible to re-organize the work so as to have only 
two grades to a room instead of three grades. This improvement not 
only did away with the congestion in the rooms but has very much 
increased the opportunity for more efficient teaching. 

Dining the summer of 1925 the South Row School was re-modeled 
so that it is now practically a model one-room school with entrance 
through the vestibule, new hardwood floor, a jacketed stove in the 
north-east corner furnishing uniform heat and ventilation. It was 
painted outside and inside and all desks and seats were shellacked and 
varnished. At the South. Chelmsford School the grounds were graded 
so as to take the water away from the building. At the Westlands 
boiler and fan repairs were made. Electric lights have been installed 
in the Highland Avenue and the two Princeton Street buildings and 
the Quessey School. For the past two years all the basements of our 
buildings have been whitened and desks and seats shellacked and var- 

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nished by the janitors with the help of the bus drivers under the 
direct supervision of the Chairman of the School Committee, Mr. 
Frank Lupien. The grounds in East Chelmsford were graded and 
seeded and a fence built about same. Grading and seeding were also 
done at the Highland Avenue School which added much to the appear- 
ance of that building. The grounds at the rear of the new Princeton 
Street School were graded and a new retaining wall built. 

This past summer new steam heating units were installed at the 
two Princeton Street Schools and the Quessey School. We are glad to 
report that these heating units are adequately heating and ventilating 
the above buildings and that there is no troubla now from coal gas in 
the class-rooms. A material saving in fuel has also been notic?d. 

Last Spring the Committee employed Professor Tyler, Sanitary 
Engineer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to survey the 
conditions for improving sanitary facilities at the Quessey School and 
we have received the report and specifications for the installation of 
same. We hope the citizens of the town will see fit to undertake this 
project this summer. 

This past summer new cement walks and drips were built to and 
about the old Princeton Street School, also concrete walks were built 
at the High School and Highland Avenue School. The old Princeton 
Street School was re-decorated last summer and the South School was 
also re-decorated. This puts the interior conditions of all buildings in 
first-class shape with the possible exception of the new Princeton 
Street School which should be re-finished within a year or two. One 
building namely the Westlands, should be painted on the exterior very 
soon. Last summer the two tennis courts at the High School were 
re-finished and are now in good condition. 

The transportation problem is one that should receive the sober 
consideration of the tax payers of Chelmsford. In the year of 1923 the 
town was transporting 310 pupils daily. Now 440 pupils are carried to 
and from school daily. Obviously this necessitated an increase in cost, 
and in order to relieve the crowded conditions at the North and West 
sections of the town, Mr. Marinel was supported by the School Com- 
mittee in the purchase of a new and modern bus. Whereas the con- 
gested conditions then existing have been temporarily relieved, all busses 
are crowded at present and something of a permanent nature must be 
done in the near future. 

This fall an evening school for the instruction in the fundamental 
subjects was established at the Frinceton Street School. Two classes 
were organized and the enrollmert is now in excess of thirty. We 
hope that the people of Chelmsford will give their sincere support to 
this undertaking since the cost is exceedingly small and the results 
are very gratifying. 

A great deal more could be included in this report but if you will 
kindly read the reports of our Superintendent of Schools and that of 
our High School Principal along with this one, we feel that you will 
have a thorough knowledge of what has been done and what should be 
done for the best interests of the schools of Chelmsford. 

Thanking all the citizens for their past loyal co-operation and 
anticipating the same in the future, we remain, 

PRANK J. LUPIEN. 
CHARLES H. CLOUGH. 
WILLIS L. MacCOMBS. 

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REPORT OF SUPERLMEXDEXT OF SCHOOLS 
TO THE SCHOOL COMMITTEE AND CITIZENS OF CHELMSFORD: 

I am pleased to submit my fourth annual report as Superintendent 
of Schools, the 53rd in the series of such reports. 

I also transmit to you a "Financial Summary" the usual statistical 
tables and the reports of the other executive and supervisory officers, 
all of which deserve your thoughtful attention. 

PROBLEMS 

It is our belief that the parents and citizens of the town should 
always be kept well informed of any special problems confronting 
their school officials. Therefore we hope to call to their attention cer- 
tain problems that are facing- them, as parents and taxpayers, as well 
as you, their representatives of the School Department. 

The transportation problem is one that has 1 equired much study 
by the Committee the past fall. The total number of pupils transport- 
ed has increased from 310 in the fall of 1923, to 44) pupils in the fall 
of 1926, or an increase of 41.9%. Our facilities ar i two, large town 
owned busses and two smaller busses, privately contracted for. the 
same as we had in 1923. We feel we have reached just about the limit 
of our ability to transport any more pupils. This fall on several trips 
the busses were crowded and when this condition is reached, the Com- 
mittee does not wish to be held responsible for the saftty of the child- 
ren. This crowded condition was finally overcome by assigning cer- 
tain pupils to a different bus or to a different building, but the limit 
of re-adjustment in this manner, with our steadily inci easing enroll- 
lent is just about reached. It seems the committee must accept one 
of three alternatives; reduce the amount of transportation by the 
adoption of a rule, that no pupil shall be transported unless he or she 
lives a mile and a quarter or a mile and a half from th? school to 
which he is assigned; increase our transportation facilit.es by the 
purchase of an additional bus; or recommend the building of a new 
school house, so located as to relieve greatly the amount of transpor- 
tation required of our present facilities. 

The State Law does not require the transportation cc school 
children unless they live more than two miles from the school \o which 
they are assigned, however, the policy of the School Committee of 
Chelmsford for many years has been to transport any pupils living 
more than one mile from their school. Because of this policy in 
effect for so many years, it is our belief that many parents vould 
object seriously to the requirement that their children should walk 
for greater distances than one mile, even though the Committee is 
not required by State Law to furnish transportation unless they live 
more than two miles from their school. On the other hand. 

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many citizens would object to the increase of our means for transpor- 
tation by *he purchase of an additional bus. Your superintendent is 
inclined to believe the wisest solution to the problem, probably would 
be the erection of at least an eight room building on one of the 
cross-roads, approximately half way between the Groton and Pin- 
stable Roads. We are now transporting from those sections to ths 
Princeton and Quessey Schools, 157 pupils, enough already to requiro 
five class rooms. Such a building, modern in every with 

adequate playgrounds and properly equipped to fulfill the needs as your 
Committee sees them, would relieve greatly our present transportation 
problem and provide for future growth in the school population of 
those sections for several years to come. Moreover this building 
would relieve entirely the present congested conditions in both th3 
Princeton Street and the Highland Avenue Schools, and the neces 
for the provision of more class rooms at North Chelmsford is impera- 
tive even at the present time. Furthermore it will not be but a few 
years before we shall have to make additions to both the West lands 
and East Chelmsford Schools to provide more class rooms, or assign 
grades seven and eight of those schools, to the new Centre Grade School, 
so rapid is the growth of the school population in the above sections. 

This problem of future additions to our present school plant raises 
at once, the question of the desirability of the organization of Junior 
High Schools in Chelmsford. In almost every community in Massach- 
setts where new buildings are being constructed, the 6-3-3 plan, i. e., 
6 years of Elementary School, 3 years of Junior High School and 3 
years of Senior High School, is being followed. The following data 
with respect to the above question is particularly pertinent to the 
average citizen who is called upon to support expenditures for new 
buildings: 

1. 24 of the 39 cities of Massachusetts maintain Junior High 
Schools. Of the 95,000 pupils of grades 7, 8 and 9, in these, cities, 
65,000 are enrolled in Junior High Schools. 

2. Of the 79 towns with a population of over 5,000 in Massachu- 
setts, 39 have Junior High Schools. Of the total of 30,752 pupils in 
grades 7, 8 and 9 in these towns, 15,000 are enrolled in Junior High 
Schools. 

3. Of the total of 11 S towns and cities of over 5,000 in Massachu- 
setts, 643 have Junior High Schools. Of a total of 125,751' pupils in 
grades 7, 8 and 9 in these towns and cities, 80,000 are enrolled in 
Junior High Schools. 

4. During the past five years, Massachusetts has expended over 
$40,000,000 for school buildings. Over half, in fact, 51% of this expend- 
iture has been for buildings erected to provide for the Junior High 
School form of organization. The above is conclusive evidence that the 
people of the Commonwealth have definitely committed themselves 
to the Junior High School Idea. 

5. The North Central Association comprising 19 states, showed 
the following situation in 1925 for 233 school systems reporting: 55% 
were organized on the 6-3-3 basis; 34% were organized on the 6-6 basis; 
1.7% were organized on a 6-2-4 basis and only 9% retained the 8-4 plan 
of organization," which we still have in Chelmsford. This indicates 
that the re-organization of the school work in the upper grades is not 
only taking place rapidly in Massachusetts, but the movement is 
Country Wide. The above data was gleaned from a report by Frank 
W. Wright, State Director of Elementary and Secondary Education. 

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Another need deserving the careful consideration of all is a 
thoroughly trained Director of Physical Education who could do much 
through preventive and remedial work, toward the development of 
strong, healthful bodies of our boys and girls. Most of our teachers, 
our nurse and school physicians, are doing very valuable work to im- 
prove the posture, alertness and healthful demeanor of our pupils, 
though the Committee feel that much more might be accomplished if 
we had a trained physical director. You have this year provided in the 
Budget for the employment of such a director. Bssides supervising 
the physical exercises taught the pupils by our teachers, he would have 
complete control of the development of all athletic teams for all the 
grade schools, as well as for the high school. We hope every citizen 
will support the Committee in this desire. 

Another desire of the Committee is to see a High School Band de- 
veloped and you have also provided in the Budget for the employment 
of a Band Instructor, beginning next September. 

One educational aim to which we have as yet siven almost no atten- 
tion in Chelmsford is that of some pre- vocational guidance for our boys 
and girls. To our mind, of the seven educational aims recognized to- 
day, next to 'Health" and the teaching of . the "Fundamentals, i. e., 
the 3 R's: Heading, Riting and Rithmetic," the most important is Pre- 
vocational Guidance. In my report of December 1923 I discussed the 
topic of Vocations rather fully and would suggest that it merits your 
leading again. 

The home and school programs should include a combination of 
play, handwork, co-operative activity, and academic work, the whole 
being varied enough to represent life's demands, and concrete enough 
to secure an effective response and successful accomplishment by each 
individual child. True, in a few of our schools we do have sewing, food, 
agricultural and poultry clubs, organized through the co-operation of 
the Middlesex County Extension Service and I believe thes? clubs are 
very helpful and of much educational value to the few pupils, sufficient- 
ly interested to join them. Besides, I believe we are offering a real 
efficient business or commercial course in our high school. However 
for all children before the school leaving age there should be provided 
a wide variety of try-out experiences in academic and aesthetic work, 
gardening, simple processess with tools and machines, elementary com- 
mercial experiences, and co-operative pupil activities. Such try-out 
experiences are for the purpose of teaching efficiency in everyday tasks, 
broadening the social and occupational outlook of the children, and dis- 
covering to them, their parents and teachers, their interests and abil- 
ities. 

Drifting through school is a common evil in all educational sys- 
tems. The life-career motive, whether temporary or permanent, 
should be encouraged as one of the motives in the choice of a curri- 
culum and of certain elective subjects within a curriculum. To help 
adapt the schools to the needs of the pupils and the community, and 
to make sure that each child obtains the equality of opportunity that 
is due him. it is our duty to establish courses of study that will har- 
moniously combine the practical with the cultural subjects. 

WORK OF THE YEAR 
Standard Achievment tests were again given last May in the fund- 
amental subjects and in almost all subjects and grades better scores were 
made than in the past four years. For the most part our teachers 

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are teaching much more effectively, diagnosing individual difficulties 
by testing, giving- remedial drill at the proper time and to whom neces- 
sary, better than ever before. 

Vou will remember that a year ago, in fact on December 10, 1925, 
our grades 5, 6 and 7 competed in a state-wide arithmetic contest in 
co-operation with the School of Education of Boston University. Below 
I am giving you a report on this contest, a study of which will show 
you that the scores for Chelmsford compare very closely to the median 
scores made by the 98 towns and cities that competed in the contest. 



REPORT OX MASSACHUSETTS STATE WIDE ARITHMETIC 
CONTEST OF DEC. 10, 1925 

Below are summary tables showing the comparative data for grades 
5, 6, and 7 respectively for cities and towns completing the contest. 
The ten columns show, under each of the four fundamental processes 
and fractions, the average score (left hand column under process) and 
% of pupils of the grade making a perfect score (right hand column 
under prccess). For example, line 1 under Grade 5 shows that the 
fifth grade pupils of Chelmsford secured an average of 45.2 in addition 
(perfect score is 50, for each process), and that 40.6% of the pupils of 
the grade made a perfect score in addition ; etc. 

Also there is shown for each grade under each process on the two 
items on the table, 1, the high grade score; 2, the third quartile; 3, the 
median score; 4, the first quartile, and 5, the low score, for all cities 
making* returns. This makes easy comparison. 

Xo. Pupils Addition Subtraction Multiplication Division Fraction 



Chelmsford 98 

High 

Q3 

Median .... 

Ql 

Low 

Chelmsford 112 

High 

Q3 

Median .... 

Ql 

Low 

Chelmsford 95 

High 

Median .... 

Low 

Q3 

Ql 



Av 



45.2 
49.4 
47.3 
46.2 
44.9 
34. 



40.6 
88.8 
63.1 
54.6 
42. S 
20. 



47. 58.1 
50. 100. 
48.2 72.4 
47. S 66.6 
46.9 57.1 



Av 



GRADE 5 



Av 



41.2 
48.8 
44.7 
43.3 
41.2 
29.6 



23.9 

72.2 
42.6 
34.9 
23.9 
5.1 



36.2 

45.2 

37.6 

35. 

32. 

19.5 



GRADE 6 



45.7 
49. 
47.1 
45.7 
44.6 



39.2 
81.8 
55.5 
47.1 
39.5 



34.5 
47.3 
41.2 
38.3 
34.7 



% 



9.3 
44.3 
22.5 
15. 

7.6 

0. 



0. 
54.2 
27.2 
21.1 
13. 



39.5 29.8 33. 



Av 



31.4 

43.6 

37.9 

35.3 

32. 

21.2 



38.5 

47.6 
42.4 
40.7 

37.8 



10.3 29.4 2S.5 



10.4 
77.7 
20.0 
14.8 

7.3 

0. 



18.7 

80. 

38.4 

30.2 

22.2 



0. 



GRADE 7 

47.1 75. 46.9 49. 41.5 31. 41.3 35. 
49.5 92. 50. 100. 49.1 64.4 48.9 82.8 
48. 72. 46. 54.5 40.7 26.3 43.3 40. 
43.9 42.8 35.1 14.2 32. 0. 34.2 0. 

48.4 76.4 47.7 62.5 42.7 32.8 44.6 48.7 

47.2 64.8 45.6 44.6 39.1 19.1 41. 32.2 



Av 



( .a 
35.4 
17.7 
11.1 

8.1 

0. 



29. 
45. 
34.9 
7.5 
39.3 
29.6 



* 



20.7 
46. 
36.8 
31.5 
26.9 
10.6 0. 



1.3 

33.3 

9.3 

9.5 

1.7 



42.2 
8.6 
0. 

13.4 
4.7 



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By median score for a grade in any subject. \w moan, that there 
wore just as many pupils who scored below the median score as there 
were other pupils who scored above the median. To afford comparison, 
another similar contest was held the last of this December. This con- 
test included all New England but we have not received the results 
of this test. 

TEACHERS 

By resignation last spring and summer we lost only two teachers, 
both of whom had given faithful and efficient service. Miss Jane E. 
McEnaney was elected to take the place of Miss Norah C. Mahoney, 
resigned to be married, and Miss Estelle M. Buckley was elected to 
take the place of Miss Mary K. Daley, resigned to teach in Lowell, 
Miss Katie D. Greenleaf, who had. given excellent service as principal 
of the East School for two years, was transferred at her own request 
to take charge of the two grade room at the Center School and Mr. 
Louis O. Forrest, was elected to the principalship of the East School. 
These new teachers are giving- excellent satisfaction and our other 
teachers are serving faithfully and efficiently as previously. 

ATTENDANCE 

The percent of attendance, 94.8.") for all schools last year is the best 
record made in the past 12 years and is an exceedingly important 
factor providing, to say the least, the opportunity for the best of results 
from the school work. East year we had a total of onby 750 tardy 
marks whereas the previous year the total was 1163, in fact, this was 
the best record with respect to tardiness for the past six years. Both 
these records are plainly indicative that a majority of our teachers, 
with the splendid co-operation of parents and the pupils themselves, are 
suceeding in training our children in those very important habits of 
regularity and punctuality in school attendance. Of course these splen- 
did records may also be due somewhat to the better supervision of the 
health of our pupils, or on the average better weather conditions for 
the year. 

HEALTH SUPERVISION 

Study of the "Health Supervision — Summary" when compared with 
that of the previous year shows excellent results from the medical ex- 
amination. The total number of defects found this fall was 1248, 
whereas the previous fall, 1203 cases were found. Altho the number 
of defects was greater this fall than a year ago this slight increase 
might easily explained as due to a large number of defects found in 
those children entering our schools for the first time or due possibly 
to a more thorough examination on the part of our school physicians. 
The number of cases treated since last examination or 922 was a little 
less than the number treated the previous year, when the number was 
982. However, it is perfectly clear that parents are giving attention 
to the reports of the results of the examination and the excellent 
"follow-up" of the school nurse. 

In closing, I wish to assure the Committee that I appreciate ex- 
ceeedingly your advice and loyal support, and the splendid co-operation 
of the parents, teachers, pupils and Parent-Teachers' Associations. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. H. WALKER. 
January 21, 1927. 

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FINANCIAL SUMMARY 

Payments 1926 Grand 

Amounts Totals Totals 

General Control — 

Expenses School Committee: 
Expenses Attendance Officers 

Expenses School Census $ 798.13$ 798.13$ 

Expenses Graduations 

Expenses Travel 

Expenses Supt.'s Office 

Expenses All Other 

Salary Superintendent 3,199.92 3,199.92 



Instruction — 

Teachers' Salaries: 

High $14,251.40 

Elementary '43,096.13 

Supervisors 2,893.44 

Evening- School 96.00 

$60,336.97 
Books and Supplies: 

High $ 1,510.52 

Elementary 2,566.93 4,077.45 



ion and Maintenance — 
Janitor Service: 

High $ 1,709.94 

Elementary 5,650.00 

$ 7,359.94 
Janitor Supplies: 

High $ 336.85 

Elementary 149.24 

$ 486.09 

Water, Light and Power $ 1,050.74. $ 1,050.74 

Repairs and Expenses: 

High 1,103.39 

Elementary 2,894.33 3,997.72 

Fuel: 

High 1,637.76 

Elementary 4,044.98 5,682.74 



3,998.05 



$64,414.42 



$18,577.23 



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Auxiliary Agencies — 
Transportation: 

High 4,285.59 

Elementary 4,276.64 

8,562.23 

Salary School Nurse s 1,500.00 1.50m. on 

Supplies "School Nurse 75.88 75.88 

Salaries School Physicians 600.00 600.00 

•Slo.73s.il 
Outlays — 

New Equipment $ 1,496.46 $ 1.496.46 

Heating Plans & Specifications 350.00 350.00 

Heating Units for North & West 12.42S.00 12,428.00 

Sanitary Plans & Specifications West.. 26.50 26.50 

Plans for Athletic Field * 100.00 100.00 

New Ctr. Grade School ♦* 48,211.12 48,211.12. 

$62,6124)8 

Other Payments — 

Insurance *** $ 465.50 $ 465.50 

Vocational School. Lowell *** 3.27(1.70 3,270.70 

s 3.736.20 

Total Payments -SI 64,076.09 

• Paid by Special Committee. 

** Paid by Special Building Committee. 

*** Paid by Selectmen. 



RECEIPTS 1926 

Appropriation, Feb. 1926 $100,300.00 

Refunds, during 1926, (Vocational School) 201.95 

Received from Dog Tax 1,269.49 

Reimbursement from State, for Tuition Paid Vocational School 1,240.52 

Reimbursement on Account of Teachers' Salaries, from State 8,640.00 

Reimbursement on Account of Tuition of State Wards 949.28 

Received from all other Tuition 253.86 

Special Appropriation for Heating, Plans & Specifications: 
Special Appropriation for Heating Princeton St. & Quessey 

Schools 350.00 

Special Appropriation for Heating Units. Princeton & Quessey 

Schools 1 2.500.00 

Special Appropriation for Sanitary Plans & Specifications, 

Quessey School 100.00 

Special Appropriation for Plans for Athletic Field 100.00 

Special Appropriation for Grading at New Centre School.... 4,825.00 

Transfer from Reserve Fund of Finance Committee 214.42 

Total Receipts $130,944.52 

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SUMMARY DECEMBER 31, 1926 

Appropriation, not including any other receipts $100,300.00 

Payments on account of current expenses of the schools.... ii9.i-M.27 

Unexpended Balance $ 1,075.73 

Total payments for schools, not including those from Special 

Appropriations, or for Insurance & Vocational School 99,224.27 

Total Reimbursements, including Dog Tax and "other 
tuition," but not including reimbursement or refund 
from Vocational School 11, 112. 63 

Net payments for schools, from local taxation $ 88,111.64 



SCHOOL BUDGET FOR 1927 

Appropriations Payments Proposed 

for 1926 for 1926 for 1927 

General Control $ 4,000.00 $ 3,998.05 $ 4,300.00 

Instruction 64,200.00 64,414.42 69,000.00 

Operation & Maintenance 18,900.00 18,577.23 18,900.00 

Auxiliary Agencies 11,700.00 10,738.11 ll'.200.00 

Outlays 1,500.00 1,496.46 1 .500.00 



$100,300.00 $ 99,224.27 $104,900.00 

A few individual items in the above tables will be found to differ 
from those of the Town Accountant's report, because of the fact that 
the State Board of Education requires different classification of ex- 
penditures than the Bureau of Statistics. 



INVENTORY OF SCHOOL PKOPFKTY 

Buildings Land Total 

High School $65,000.00 $ 3,000.00 $6S,000.00 

New Center Grade School 143,000.00 5,000.00 148,000.00 

Princeton St. (New) 30,000.00 3,000.00 § 33,000.00 

Princeton St. (Old) 7,000.00 7,000.00 

Highland Ave 30,000.00 1,000.00 31,000.00 

Quessey 30,000.00 350.00 30,350.00 

South 15,000.00 200.00 15,200.00 

South Row 4,000.00 150.00 4,150.00 

East 45,000.00 300.00 45,300.00 

Westlands 30,000.00 1,800.00 31,800.00 



$399,000.00 $ 14,800.00 $413,800.00 



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Center Grade 2 176 

Center Grade 3 176 

Center Grade 4 176 

Center Grade 5 176 

Center Grade 6 176 

Center Grade 7 176 

Center Grade 8 176 

Westlands Grades 1 & 2 176.5 

Westlands Grades 3 & 4 176.5 

Westlands Grades 5 & 6 176.5 

Westlands Grades 7 & 8 176.5 

East Grades 1 & 2 176.5 

East Crudes 3 & 4 176.5 

East Grades 5 & 6 176.5 

East Grades 7 & 8 176.5 

South Grades 1, 2 & 3 176.5 

South Grades 4, 5 & 6 176.5 

South Row Grades 1, 2, 3, 4 176.5 

Princeton Street Grade 1 176.5 

Princeton Street Grade 2 176.5 

Princeton Street Grade 3 176.5 

Princeton Street Grade 4 176.5 

Princeton Street Grade 5 176.5 

Princeton .Street Grade 6 176.5 

Princeton Street Grade 7 176.5 

Princeton Street Grade 8 176.5 

Highland Ave. Grades 1 & 2 176.5 

Highland Ave. Grades 2 & 3 176.5 

Highland Ave. Grades 4 & 5 .... 176.5 

Highland Ave. Grades 6 & 7 176.5 

Quessy Grades 1 & 2 176.5 

Quessy Grades 3 & 4 176.5 

Quessy Grades 5 & 6 176.5 

Quessy Grades 7&8 176.5 

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31.68 
32.12 
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30.25 
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45.28 
32.13 
36.08 
38.86 
34.73 
32.10 
14.12 
35.70 
22.32 
31.17 
23.75 
18.09 
24.99 
17.96 
35.63 
41.08 
35.73 
30.82 
30.77 
37.51 
35.06 
30.30 
31.83 
29.37 
39.38 
36.79 
35.52 
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30.61 
21.02 
29.39 
35.76 
43.31 
31.02 
34.64 
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31.63 
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CHELMSFORD PUBLIC SCHOOLS 
Enrollment, October 1, 1926 ' 



Grades: 12345678 

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Princeton 39 36 40 37 32 30 32 33 

Highland (14 20) (18 21) (13 23) (17 19) 

Quessy (24 17) (18 19) (17 10) (20 11) 

Westlands (14 24) (15 18) i(14 15) ( 5 17) 

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COMPARATIVE TABLE FOR SIX YEARS 

1920-21 1921-22 1922-23 1923-24 1924-25 1925-26 

No. pupils enrolled 1210 1153 1214 1326 1386 1364 

Av. Membership 1084.78 1116 1119.67 1221.69 1337.42 1288.44 

Av. Daily Attendance 991.05 1047 1038.75 1156.67 1262.65 1222.12 

Percent of Attendance 91.06 93.82 92.77 94.68 94.50 94.85 

No. in High School 160 184 203 210 221 202 

No. of Tardinesses 1553 1007 788 938 1163 750 

High School, cost per pupil in 

Av. Membership $ 152.75$ 127.67$ 141.09$ 137.92$ 135.71$ 129.36 

Elementary school, cost per 

pupil in Av. Membership .. 65.36 56.64 62.67 66.73 59.64 59.52 

Cost of transportation 10513. IS 8464.05 8968.94 7895.58 8371.10 8279.49 

Per mile, per pupil per day, 

fiscal year .285 .22 .195 .306 

For private owned busses . .18 .10 .097 .107 

For town owned busses ... .15 .14 .117 .11 



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HEALTH SUPERVISION— SUMMABY 

Sept, 1925, to Sept. 192G 

Approximate date of examinations Sept. 1925 to Dec. 1925 

Number of Pupils Examined 1312 

Cases 

Defects Found No. Cases Notices Sent Treated Since 

by Examiner Found Parents Last Exam. 

Carious Teeth 558 348 802 

Pendiculosis ...... 70 70 

Enlarged Tonsils 303 142 34 

Defective Nasal Breathing 48 19 

Cervical Glands 122 9 3 

Heart 34 3 

Fullness of Thyroid Gland 10 S 5 

Disease of Skin 56 38 11 

Deformity of Spine 2 

Defective Vision 48 

Defective Hearing 10 

Orthopedic 6 

Totals 1203 634 922 



REPORT OF HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL 



Mr. Charles H. Walker, 

Supt. of Schools, 

Sir: 

As a rule the school report is much the same from year to year 
and consists largely of congratulations upon the many good things to 
be found in the school and reccommendations of the Principal for 
future progress. If therefore the report be brief, it is not because 
there are not the same good features in the school that have existed in 
the past, but because it seems needless to repeat the same thing year 
after year. A perusual of the reports of former years will showmany 
of the excellent things that are still being done in Chelmsford High 
School with considerable success. 

The graduates of our school are succeeding in higher institutions 
of learning including Normal Schools and Colleges. Some are achieving 
honors and acquitting themselves with credit to our schools. The 
College Preparatory Courses are measuring up pretty well to what is 
expected and demanded of them. The Business Course also is thorough 
and fairly broad. With scarcely an exception its graduates are en- 
abled to receive good positions. 

Our greatest needs lie along other lines, namely, the lines of 
Physical Training and Practical Arts. Some pupils will go to College, 
some will go into business, but all will need healthy bodies, and prac- 
tically all at some time will be home builders and home makers. 

The boys and girls who attend our schools today will be the men 
and women upon whom the nation will depend tomorrow. It is there- 

165 



fore our duty these children, to society, and to democracy to make 
our school as efficient as posible. We are endeavoring to keep this 
fact in mind day by day and every day in our work in Chelmsford 
High School. 

The total enrollment is 224. The pupils enrolled by class as 
follows: 35 Seniors, 46 Juniors, 60 Sophomores, and 83 Freshmen. 
There are 22 more than last year. There are 4 more Seniors, 4 less 
Juniors, 9 more Sophomores, and 13 more Freshmen. 

The teachers have been untiring in their interest and efforts and 
the best kind of co-operation and harmony has prevailed. With them 
I wish to thank the citizens, the parents, the School Board, and yourself 
for whatever assistance we may have received during the year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

LESTER F. ALDEX. 



REPORT OF SUPERVISOR OF MUSIC 

Mr. Charles H. Walker, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Dear Sir: 

The place that music holds in public school education is sometimes 
underestimated by both parents and teachers, and still everyone admits 
there is nothing more entertaining, and nothing the average child 
enjoys more than music. Everywhere we go we find music. 

It is my aim to teach all the fundamental principles of the art and 
to give to the pupils the ability to read and to sing music of ordinary 
difficulty at sight. 

A great deal of time has been spent on entertainments in the 
different schools for various public performances. 

In the first grade much time is given to rote songs and rhythm, 
In the second term a start is made in reading from the staff, which is 
developed in the second grade with scales and exercises with easv 
progressions. This program is devoloped still further in the third 
grade with time motions, keys, finding do. In the fourth grade, con- 
tinuing keys in sharps and flats, time motions and part singing. In 
the eighth the bass clef is introduced. In addition to the music 
methods some time is given to music appreciation, learning somewhat 
of the lives and works of the greatest musicians. 

In the high school we have (2) two periods of chorus singing once 
a week, one period of the Glee Club practice every week. The enroll- 
ment of the Boys' Glee Club is 60. The orchestra also meets once a 
week. 

In closing I wish to thank everyone for their hearty co-operation. 

Respectfully submitted, 

ELSIE S. BURNE. 

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REPORT OF SUPERVISOR OF ART 

Mr. Charles H. Walker, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Chelmsford, Mass. 
Dear Sir: 

Among the many things accomplished by the teaching and know- 
ledge of Art, are two which I have chosen to emphasize this past 
year. First, the desire to see and discriminate the beautiful and use- 
ful; second, the ability to apply those things to the individual's par- 
ticular need. 

We are able from the nature work done to obtain colors and com- 
binations of colors which may be used in countless ways, in homes and 
dross. In the upper grades we are making a study of home planning, 
color, arrangement and type of furniture and cost. 

There is a certain time during the school year for the study of 
Fine Arts or Artists and their work. This last year I limited the 
work to American artists. Each child had a copy of a picture painted 
by one and knew about his life and pictures. We are planning a short 
piny in collection with Picture Study. 

The art work has correlated with the Health Work by making 
posters and booklets. / 

I wish to thank all for their kind co-operation. 

Sincerely, 
RUTH HAZELWOOD. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL PHYSICIANS 

Chelmsford, Mass., January 5, 1927. 
Mr. Charles IT. Walker, 
Superintendent of Schools 
Town of Chelmsford. 
Sir: 

The examination of all of the school children was conducted as in 
previous years. 

Many parents are co-operating with this work and many more 
might with great benefit to the children. 

The presence of more parents at the annual examination would 
be mutally beneficial. 

Miss Sheehan's detailed report gives the scope of this work and is 
very interesting. 

FALL of 1926 

Puipils Examined 1381 

Defects Found: 

Acne 3S 

Cleft Palate 1 

Cervical Glands 90 

Carious Teeth (First) 370 

-us Teeth (Second) 269 

Heart ! 30 

Impetigo 2 

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Lungs 8 

Nasal Obstruction 73 

Pediculosis 58 

Scabies 6 

Spine 2 

Thyroid 10 

Tonsils — Adenoids 291 

Total 1248 

Very respectfully submitted, 

FRED E. VARNEY, 
ARTHUR O. SCORBOR1A, 

School Physicians. 



REPORT OF ATTENDANCE OFFICER 

Chelmsford, Mass., January 15, 1927. 
Mr. C. H. Walker, 
Superintendent of Schools, 
Chelmsford, Mass. 
Dear Sir: 

During- the year eighteen cases of truancy were reported to me by 
the teachers of the East Chelmsford and Center Schools. All these 
have been returned to school .with the exception of two, one leaving 
to go to work, and the other going to reside in another town. The 
majority of these cases were due to lack of knowledge by the parent 
of the child's absence and were easily remedied, while In two or 
three cases lack of sufficient clothing was the reason. In all these 
matters there has been a fine spirit of co-operation between the teach- 
ers and parents, a part which is very essential to the work of the 
attendance officer. 

Respectfully yours, 

DONALD F. ADAMS. 



REPORT OF SCHOOL NURSE 

September 1925 to September 1926. 



No. of Schools Visited 382 

No. of Pupils Inspected for Pediculosis 1684 

No. of Pupils Inspected for Skin Disease 3 

No. of Pupils Inspected for Symptoms of Communicable 242 

No. of Pupils Inspected for Other Reasons 383 

No. of Absentees Visited 277 

No. of Home Visits for Defects 417 

No. of Telephone Calls , 194 

No. of Individual Instruction to Pupils 415 

Xo. of Individual Instruction to Mothers 303 

168 



No. of Hygiene Talks 59 

No. of Red Cross Classes 71 

No. of Children Accompanied by Nurse for Treatment 

to Lowell Dentist — Dental 331 

Xo. of Children Accompanied by Nurse for Treatment 

to Lowell Doctors — Medical 9 

No. of Children Accompanied by Nurse for Treatment 

to Lowell Oculists — Ocular 12 

No. of Children Accompanied by Nurse for Treatment 

to Lowell T. B. Clinic — Examination 6 

No. of Children Accompanied by Nurse for Treatment 

to Lowell Habit Clinic — Examination 4 

No. of Children Accompanied by Nurse for Treatment 

to Lowell Hospitals — T. & A. Operations 4 

No. of Children Accompanied by Nurse for Treatment 

to North Reading Sanatorium — X-Ray 2 



CORRECTION AM) TREATMENT 

September 1925 to September 1926. 

Dental 802 

Tonsil — Adenoid Operation 21 

Xasal Operation 3 

Throat Operation .' 1 

Eye Treatment or Examination 11 

Glasses Obtained 15 

Lens Changed 22 

Ear Treatment 10 

X< >se Ti'eatment 4 

Throat Treatment 5 

Skin Treatment 11 

Orthopedic Treatment 6 

Thyroid Treatment 5 

Cervical Gland Treatment 3 

Heart 3 

Total 922 

MARY E. SHEEHAN, R. N. 

School Nurse. 



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GRADUATION EXERCISES 

Of the 

CLASS OF 1926 

Chelmsford High School 

Town Hall, Chelmsford Center 

THURSDAY EVENING, JUNE 24, 192G 



Program 

Graduation March 

Falling- Leaves Seredy 

High School Orchestra 

Invocation 

Rev. Charles H. Ellis 

Music. Forget-Me-Xot Giese 

Girls' Glee Club 

Salutatory Essay. The Gateway of Hope 

Mary P. McEnaney 

Music. Kentucky Babe Giebel 

Boys' Glee Club 

Valedictory Essay. The Hardest Step 

' Ruth M. Small 

Music. Gavotte Seredy 

High School Orchestra 

Address. Some Phases of Present-day Education 

Prof. Z. W. Coombs, Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

Presentation of Class Gift 

Stacey A. Krasneckl, President, 1 9 2 «3 

Acceptance 

Olga E. Linstad, President 1927 

Awarding Washington and Franklin Medal 

Conferring of Diplomas 

Frank J. Lupien, Chairman of the School Coommittee 

Benediction 

Rev. Charles H. Ellis 

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CLASS OFFICERS 

Stacey A. Krasnecki, President 

Everett D. Lyons, Vice President 

Ethel F. Hornbrook, Secretary 

Eleanor Parkhurst, Treasurer 
Class Motto — Seize the Opportunity 
Class Flower — Lilly of the Valley 
Class Colors — Blue and Gold 



CLASS ROLL 



Rachel Elizabeth Byam 
Mary Katherine Cassidy 
Agnes M. Cummings 
George Louis Eno 
Blanche Emma Gauthier 
Irene Madaline Genest 
Dorothy Hastings 
♦Bridget Emily Hehir 
Ethel Florence Hornbrook 
Gerald A. Ivers 
♦Ruth Gertrude Jefts 
Dorothy May Jones 
Gladis Viola Kemp 
♦Stacey Agnes Krasnecki 



♦Ruth Augusta Larson 
Everett Dutton Lyons 
•Mary Damaris McEnaney 
Roland Douglass Morgan 
Tom J. Morley 
♦Eleanor Parkhurst 
♦Eliot King Parkhurst 
George Frederick Rafferty 
♦Ruth Marion Small 
Helen Rachel Stanley 
♦Edna May Staveley 
Mary Agnes Talty 
Howard Augustus Thayer 
Julia Leonora Winning 



♦Honor Rank. 



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INDEX 

By-Laws 2 

Report of State Auditor 3 

Accountants Report — 

Appropriations and Expenditures 108 

Balance Sheet 114 

Cemetery Perpetual Care Funds 102 

Payments 87 

Payments of Interest 117 

Payments of Principal 116 

Receipts 83 

Trust Funds 101 

Reports of — 

Appraisers 135 

Assessors 118 

Board of Fire Engineers 128 

Board of Health . . '. 130 

Agent of Board of Health 131 

Cemetery Commissioners 124 

Forest Warden 124 

Inspector of Animals 126 

Inspector of Slaughtering- 134 

Insurance Fund Commissioners 135 

Middlesex Co. Extension Service 125 

Milk Inspector 133 

North Chelmsford Library Corporation 127 

Sealer of Weights and Measures 126 

Tax Collector for North Chelmsford Fire District 121 

Tax Collector of Chelmsford Water District 122 

Town Treasurer and Tax Collector 121 

Treasurer Adams Library 137 

Trustees of the Adams Library 136 

Town Clerk's Report — 

Births Recorded 71 

Business Meeting, February 8, 1926 36 

Deaths Recorded 78 

Election of Officers 35 

Financial Report 81 

List of Jurors 69 

Vital Statistics 71 

Marriages Recorded 74 

Officers Elected and Appointed 25 

Warrant State Primary 58 

State Primary Vote 60 

Warrant State Election 64 

State Election Vote 66 

Warrant for Annual Town Meeting 138 

Warrant Jan. 1926 Town Meeting 29 

Special Town Meeting April 29 49 

Special Town Meeting, June 9 52 

Special Town Meeting, August 23 56 



INDEX OF SCHOOL REPORT 

Enrollment by Grades, Fall 1926 163 

Graduation Exercises of Chelmsford High School 170 

Health Supervision 165 

Membership by Age and Grade, April 1, 1926 164 

Reports of — 

Attendance Officers 168 

High School Principal 165 

School Committee 152 

School Nurse 168 

School Physicians 167 

Superintendent 122 

Supervisor of Art 167 

Supervisor of Music 166 

School Calendar 148 

School Statistics 162 

Teachers 148 



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